Nationals vs. Cardinals Prediction
The Washington Nationals gave up a grand slam with two outs in the ninth inning to lose a heartbreaker last night in Chicago, while they now travel to play a St. Louis Cardinals team on a five-game winning streak?
903 Washington Cardinals at 904 St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, August 13, 2018
Busch Stadium at 8:10PM ET
TV: MASN (WASH)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -135 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Nationals are a +125 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Monday morning, 70 percent of public bets are coming in on host St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Nats blow it in ninth
Washington led 3-0 going to the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday night in its series finale at the Cubs, but a two-out grand slam by Chicago third baseman sent the Nats to a stunning 4-3 defeat. Ryan Madson suffered the loss as he allowed four earned runs on two hits over two-thirds of an inning. Max Scherzer had thrown seven shutout innings and struck out 11, only giving up three hits and walking one. Trea Turner helped pace the offense by going 1-for-4 with a triple and a run. Ryan Zimmerman finished 1-for-3 with a walk, a run and two RBIs.
Cardinals bring bats in late innings
St. Louis trailed 2-1 in the seventh inning yesterday afternoon before scoring three runs, then proceeded to score one in the eighth and another three in the ninth for insurance. Yadier Molina ended the game 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Marcell Ozuna finished 2-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Paul DeJong finished 1-for-4 with a 2-run homer. Jedd Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a run. Greg Garcia was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Patrick Wisdom completed the contest 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Tyson Ross secured the win as he allowed two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
Tommy Milone (1-1, 5.50 ERA) will start today for Washington, while St. Louis turns to Miles Mikolas (12-3, 2.74).
MLB Betting Trends
The Nationals are 7-1 in Milone's last eight starts. The over is 4-1-4 in the last nine starts in St. Louis.
The Cardinals are 6-2 in their last eight home games. The over is 9-3-4 in the last 17 meetings.
Washington was stunned last night and it has a real problem at closer with Sean Doolittle injured. Madson has had his moment, but can sometimes blow up like he did last night. I'd imagine he won't be used in today's game. St. Louis is rolling, although it has been helped by a kind schedule. Mikolas has been money this season and I think he slows down a Washington lineup that was clooed down by Cole Hamels last night.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -135