The St. Louis Cardinals are 7-2 in starting pitcher Michael Wacha’s last nine trips to the mound as he takes his lead on the Pitcher Money Won List into his outing on Wednesday night against the visiting Washington Nationals.
Wacha sits at 15-4 with a 2.69 ERA on the season, and he had to settle for a no-decision last time out despite giving up four unearned runs over six innings. Max Scherzer (11-11, 2.88 ERA) gets the ball for Washington.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Washington Nationals listed as underdogs of 112 at most sportsbooks, including Bodog. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 5.5-4.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
86-46 St. Louis battles the Nationals, currently with a 66-65 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Washington injuries news.
The Odds – VSB
MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 10 and the Washington Nationals at No. 13 heading into this contest.
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball’s No. 20-rated offensive output, at 8.68 hits per game. The Washington Nationals average 8.41 hits per game, good for No. 22 on the list.
Washington brings the No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals’s No. 1-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Washington suffered a 8-5 loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, as Joe Ross wasn’t able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games
- Washington is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
- Washington is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington’s last 9 games when playing St. Louis
- St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 5 games
- St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
- St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Washington
Next Betting Matchups
Washington home to Atlanta, Thursday, September 3rd
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 4th