MLB Postseason Cardinals vs. Nationals NLDS Game 5 Picks & Predictions

MLB Postseason Cardinals vs. Nationals NLDS Game 5 Picks & Predictions

2012 MLB Postseason Cardinals vs. Nationals NLDS Game 5 Picks & Predictions
By ATSSportsline.com

WASHINGTON, D.C. (ATS Consultants) – This is the fifth game of the National League Division Series. Washington need a Jayson Werth walk-off home run in the ninth yesterday to even the series at 2-2. Adam Wainright takes the mound for the Cardinals against Gio Gonzalez. The opening pitch starts at 8:35pmET from Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Nats as a -130 favorite over the Cardinals. The total is 6.5 in most books. The Cards come in with a 91-76 record and are 81-81 Over/Under, while the Nats are 100-66 overall and are 81-55 Over.

LINE MOVEMENT:
The Nats opened as a -130 favorite and remained therein most books. The total started at 7 and moved to 6.5 in most books.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 51% of public bettors favor the Nationals. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.

MLB FREE PICK: Take the. According to the latest MLB trends, Cardinals are 7-16 in their last 23 Friday games, 2-5 in their last 7 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150,  0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, 4-11 in Wainwright's last 15 road starts vs. a team with a winning record and 0-5 in Wainwright's last 5 starts as an underdog. Washington is 6-0 in their last 6 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game, 18-7 in their last 25 vs. National League Central,  36-15 in their last 51 games as a favorite,  19-9 in their last 28 games as a home favorite,  21-10 in their last 31 home games, 6-0 in Gonzalez's last 6 starts when their opponent scores 2 runs or less in their previous game, 11-0 in Gonzalez's last 11 starts vs. National League Central,  6-0 in Gonzalez's last 6 starts after allowing 2 runs or less in their previous game, 13-3 in Gonzalez's last 16 starts with 4 days of rest and are 25-8 in Gonzalez's last 33 starts on grass. Werth's walk-off blast staved off elimination and gave Washington its first home playoff win since Game 3 of the 1933 World Series. The Nationals now have a chance to clinch the best-of-five series at home against Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals. Gonzalez struggled in Game 1, walking seven, but he's the ace and this is where he's supposed to be.. The left-hander surrendered only one hit but was charged with two runs while striking out five. Gonzalez has not allowed more than three runs in a start since Aug. 3 and has been strong at home, going 9-4 with a 2.38 ERA in 14 starts at Nationals Park.

2012 MLB POSTSEASON FREE PICK: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -130


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