Cardinals vs. Nationals Prediction
The St. Louis Cardinals won in walk-off fashion last night over the Washington Nationals as Paul DeJong ended it with a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Will the red-hot Cardinals win again tonight or can the Nationals even the series at a game apiece?
955 Washington Nationals at 956 St. Louis Cardinals
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Busch Stadium at 8:15PM ET
TV: MASN 2 (WASH)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the line is set as a pick'em with the Nationals and the Cardinals both set at -105. The over-under sits at 8.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 52 percent of public bets are siding with host St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest information.
DeJong walks it off
Paul DeJong led off the bottom of the ninth with a solo home run to break a tie and send the Cardinals to a 7-6 victory last night over Washington. It was his only hit in five at-bats. Matt Carpenter helped lead the way as he finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and three RBIs. Jose Martinez ended the game 3-for-4. Marcell Ozuna went 2-for-5 with an RBI. Jedd Gyorko was 2-for-3 with a solo home run. Kolten Wong went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Daniel Hudson struck out one in two-thirds of an inning of relief to earn the win.
Harper, Soto homer in loss
Washington led 4-2 in the eighth inning before allowing four runs, but then tied it at 6-6 in the ninth inning only to lose it in the bottom half of the frame. Bryce Harper helped pace the Nats offense by going 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Anthony Rendon was 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs. Juan Soto finished 1-for-2 with a home run, a walk, two runs and two RBIs. Koda Glover suffered the loss in relief as he allowed a home run to the only batter he faced.
Gio Gonzalez (7-8, 3.89 ERA) will start today for Washington, while St. Louis is going with John Gant (4-4, 3.89).
MLB Betting Trends
The under is 19-7 in the last 26 Nationals games on Tuesdays. Washington is 26-12 in its last 38 Tuesday games.
The Cardinals are 3-9 in Gant's last 12 starts. The over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 meetings.
Gonzalez has pitched better as of late and the Cardinals are coming off an emotional high. Gant is hittable and Washington has plenty of left-handed bats to get after him. I'm taking Washington to even the series here as it needs wins every bit as badly as St. Louis.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS -105