MLB betting Odds: Cardinals vs. Nationals

August 30, 2012 MLB Baseball

The St. Louis Cardinals depart the Steel City to continue their current road trip in Washington where they will meet the Nationals tonight. This first of four in Nationals Park is scheduled to begin at 7:05ET. The game can be seen in most of the U.S. on the MLB Network.

The Cardinals must be glad to depart Pittsburgh after being shutout in the last two contests there, including last nights 5-0 defeat on national TV. St. Louis (71-59) has fallen behind first place Cincinnati by 8 games in the NL Central. However, they still would be one of the two wild card teams if the season ended today. They are 6-4 in their last 10 and are 31-33 away from the arch’s shadow. Check the  Online Baseball Lines for Cardinals vs. Nationals Game.

Washington (78-51) has relinquished MLB’s best record to the Reds after losing it’s last 6 of 10. They still lead Atlanta by 5 games in the NL East. They are 36-24 in DC.

Tonight’s pitching probables are lefthander Jaime Garcia (3-5, 4.15 ERA) for the Cardinals and righty Edwin Jackson (7-9, 3.72 ERA) for the Nationals. Against left-handers, the Nationals are 24-17 on the year, and 1-2 in their last 10 games. Against righties, the Cardinals are 44-46 overall, going 5-3 in their last 10.

The Cardinals are 31-33 SU on the road this year, and 6-3 SU in their last 9 games. The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games, and OVER in 5 of their last 7 on the road. They are 60-64-6 ATS on the season. The Nationals are 36-24 SU at home this year, and 15-8 SU in their last 23 games. They are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games, but 6-2 SU in their last 8 in Washington. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 at home. The Nationals are 61-61-7 ATS overall.

Between the two teams, the Cards are just 2-6 SU in their last 8 games against the Nationals, while St. Louis is 0-5 SU in their last 5 games in Washington. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 meetings played anywhere, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 games in the nation’s capital. Start your MLB Betting on Cardinals vs. Nationals Game.

The Nationals had dropped 5 straight before beating the Marlins 8-4 last night. Washington is the home favorite at a -$112, while St. Louis is a +$102. As the favorite, the Nationals are 57-31 overall, and 4-4 in their last 10. As the dog, the Cardinals are 16-20 on the season, and 1-1 in their last 10 games. You’ll have to bet $110 to win $100 on the under / over of 8 total runs.

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