Cardinals vs. Nationals Wednesday Pick

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals, 5/1/2019 Predictions & Odds

The Cardinals slugged their way to victory Monday night in D.C. and used an outstanding effort by their pitching staff to win last night. Will the Cards sweep the Nationals when they face Max Scherzer on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

901 St. Louis Cardinals (+145) at 902 Washington Nationals (-167); 7.5 runs

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

7:05 p.m. ET, Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

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Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 57% of the betting tickets are on the Nationals to beat the Cardinals on the money line.

St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin

Matt Carpenter struck out in his first four plate appearances before drawing a walk in his fifth plate appearance Tuesday versus the Nationals. He wore the golden sombrero and narrowly missing donning the platinum sombrero when a Dan Jennings 3-2 offering in the ninth missed. The Cardinals' offense has been red-hot but Carpenter has yet to get in on the fun, as he doesn't have a single extra-base hit over his last nine contests. Remember, he was awful in April last season, too, before taking off for an awesome four-month run.

Washington Nationals Fantasy Spin

Victor Robles clubbed a solo home run Tuesday against the Cardinals in the Nationals' loss. Robles followed Adam Eaton's solo shot to lead off the bottom of the third inning with a dinger of his own, as he lifted a towering blast into the bullpen. Unfortunately for the Nats, those were their only two tallies of the contest. Robles' rate stats haven't been great, but he's been excellent so far from a counting stats perspective, especially considering he's spent most of the year batting ninth.

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis

The Cardinals have won 25 of Miles Mikolas’ last 33 starts and are 13-3 in his last 16 road outings.

Washington

The Nationals have lost five of Scherzer’s last six starts and are 0-4 in his last four home outings.

Prediction:

Miles Mikolas was outstanding last season for the Cardinals, posting a 18-4 record with a 2.83 ERA. That said, he’s off to a 2-2 start in 2019, with a 5.29 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP through six starts. Home runs have been a big problem for Mikolas and while the Nationals have struggled to hit in this series, they should give Scherzer plenty of run support if the 2019 version of Mikolas shows up at Nationals Park.

The Pick: Washington Nationals -1.5 (+125)

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