Cardinals vs. Nationals Prediction
The St. Louis Cardinals prevailed in a high-scoring affair last night at the Washington Nationals. Will St. Louis' bats stay hot to lead the way to another victory for the visitors tonight?
951 St. Louis Cardinals at 952 Washington Nationals
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Nationals Park at 7:05PM ET
TV: MASN (WASH)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow, the Nationals are a -123 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Cardinals are a +113 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 78 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cardinals pound five homers in win
St. Louis picked up an 11-8 victory Tuesday night at the Nats, hitting five homers in the process. Matt Carpenter was 1-for-3 with two walks, a run and two RBIs from the leadoff spot. Yairo Munoz was 1-for-4 with a walk and a run. Marcell Ozuna finished 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs. Paul DeJong went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored. Yadier Molina finished 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, two runs and four RBIs. Patrick Wisdom hit a solo home run in five at-bats. Harrison Bader was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run. Tyson Ross picked up the win in relief as he allowed one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and one walk in 1 1/3 innings. Jordan Hicks retired the last batter of the game for his sixth save of the season.
Turner, Difo lead Washington offense
Trea Turner ended Tuesday's loss by going 2-for-3 with two walks, two runs and an RBI. Bryce Harper finished 1-for-2 with three walks and two RBIs. Anthony Rendon ended the game 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, a run and an RBI. Ryan Zimmerman was 1-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Wilmer Difo went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a walk. Pedro Severino finished 1-for-2 with a walk and a run. Austen Williams took the loss in relief as he allowed three earned runs on four hits plus two walks in two-thirds of an inning.
Miles Mikolas (13-4, 2.96 ERA) will start today for the Cardinals, while the Nats are going with Tanner Roark (8-14, 4.03).
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 13-3 in their last 16 road games. St. Louis is 19-7 in its last 26 games overall.
The Nationals are 6-2 in Roark's last eight starts. The over is 12-5-5 in the last 22 meetings.
Mikolas has turned in a fine season for St. Louis, while Roark has pitched much better over the last couple of months but hasn't been quite as good lately. With Washington's season having flatlined, I'm going with St. Louis as the underdog here as it has the better pitcher on the mound and much more to play for.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS +113