Nationals vs. Cardinals Free Pick

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ST. LOUIS, MO (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of the National League Division Series. Washington came back to win the opener, 3-2. Jordan Zimmermann takes the mound for Washington against Jamie Garcia for the Cardinals. The opening pitch starts at 4:30pmET from Busch Stadium.

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cards are a -115 favorite over the Nats. The total is 7.5 in most books. The Nats come in with a 99-64 record and are 79-74 Over, while the Cards are 89-75 overall and are 79-80 Under.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Cards opened as a -115 favorite and remained there in most books. The total started at 7.5 and remained there.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 51% of public bettors favor the Cardinals. 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 St. Louis. According to latest MLB trends, the Nationals are 0-5 in their last 5 road games vs. a left-handed starter, 0-4 in their last 4 during game 1 of a series, 5-11 in Zimmermann's last 16 road starts vs. a team with a winning record, 1-4 in Zimmermann's last 5 starts with 8 or more days of rest. St. Louis is 5-0 in their last 5 games following a loss,  5-1 in their last 6 during game 1 of a series,  6-2 in their last 8 home games vs. a right-handed starter,  12-4 in their last 16 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5,  8-3 in their last 11 home games, 13-5 in their last 18 overall, 13-5 in their last 18 games on grass, 11-5 in their last 16 games as a favorite, 13-3 in Garcia's last 16 starts as a home favorite of -110 to -150 and are 13-5 in Garcia's last 18 home starts vs. a team with a winning record. This has become a must-win for St. Louis. St. Louis had the lead in the eighth inning before an error by shortstop Pete Kozma began a two-run rally, capped by Tyler Moore’s single. The Cardinals lost the first game of both the NLDS and the NLCS on the road last season before bouncing back to take Game 2.  Garcia missed over two month during the regular season with a shoulder strain but hit his stride down the stretch, going 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last four starts. The left-hander struck out 21 and issued only four walks in that span.

MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS –115

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