St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 8 (9/8): MLB
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- Sep 8, 2022, 8:18:02 AM
|Time||1:15 p.m. EST|
|Nationals money line||+235|
|Nationals run line||+1.5 (+120)|
|Cardinals money line||-295|
|Cardinals run line||-1.5 (-140)|
|Over / under||8|
|Washington Nationals||St Louis Cardinals|
|Road / home record||26-42||47-23|
|Last 10 record||6-4||8-2|
|Over / under record||66-64-7||65-67-5|
|Runs / game||3.76||4.96|
|Runs allowed / game||5.37||3.97|
The Washington Nationals and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 4th game of the series at the Busch Stadium on Thursday. The Cardinals took the win again 6-5 and the Nationals are the first team in the National league to be eliminated.
The Nationals get here with a 48-89 record and have won 3 of their last 5 games. The team is averaging 3.76 runs per game. They're batting for .248 AVG, 509 runs scored in 1119 hits and 114 home runs, ranking #26 in offense in the league, behind the LA Angels. Joey Meneses has a batting average of .327, 7 home runs and 15 RBI in only 28 games played.
Defensively they are allowing 5.37 runs per game and ranking #29, the second worst in the league. Josiah Gray leads the team with a 4.91 ERA, 142 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Nationals.
Probable Pitcher: Josiah Gray (7-9, 4.41 ERA)
Gray will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Nationals. Gray took the loss Friday, coughing up six runs on six hits and four walks over five innings as the Nationals were downed 7-3 by the Mets. He struck out two. He has allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings versus the Cardinals in his career. He has been charged with the loss.
St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals get here with a 81-56 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.96 runs and and they're batting for .258 AVG, have 662 runs scored in 1178 hits and 170 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 34 home runs and batting for .335 AVG with 107 RBI so far.
Defensively they are allowing 3.97 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Adam Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 3.21 ERA, 132 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Cards.
Probable Pitcher: Adam Wainwright (10-9, 3.21 ERA)
Wainwright will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Cardinals. Wainwright earned the win during Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Cubs, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings. He has a 10-5 record with an ERA of 3.09 and 105 strikeouts in 19 appearances versus the Nationals in his career.
Washington are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against St. Louis.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.
St. Louis are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games against Washington.
St. Louis are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
No matter how good the Nationals have been playing it is too late for them as they became the first team in the National league to get eliminated but anyway, they knew about this. For this game they'll send Josiah Gray to the mound who has been up and down this season and was pounded by the Cards the last time. Adam Wainwright will start for the Cardinals who struggled in his last start but has dominated the Nationals in his career. Maybe the news from being eliminated don't really care to the Nationals team but it always sounds ugly so expect some demotivation. Take the Cardinals.
PICK: Cardinals -1.5 (-140)
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