Cardinals vs. Nationals - 9/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Nationals (66-64) at St. Louis Cardinals (85-46)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
M Scherzer (11-11) (2.88) vs. M Wacha (15-4) (2.69)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -122 / Washington Nationals +112 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals look to sweep the Washington Nationals Wednesday night.
The Washington Nationals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Nationals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 10 games. The Nationals have won six of their last nine when scoring more than three runs. Bryce Harper leads Washington with 141 hits and 78 RBI while Yunel Escobar and Ian Desmond have combined for 93 RBI. The Washington Nationals have lost six of their last eight road games. Max Scherzer gets the ball, and he’s 11-11 with a 2.88 ERA and 209 strikeouts this season. Scherzer is 0-2 with a 3.71 ERA and nine strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning nine of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight. The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 137 hits and 60 RBI while Jason Heyward and Kolten Wong have combined for 104 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight home games. Michael Wacha takes the hill, and he’s 15-4 with a 2.69 ERA and 134 strikeouts this season. Wacha is 2-1 with a 0.79 ERA and 22 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.
The Nationals are 67-31 in their last 98 Wednesday games and 0-4 in Scherzers last 4 starts. The Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 21-6 in Wachas last 27 starts. The Nationals are 12-39 in the last 51 meetings in St. Louis.
The Cards are a runaway freight train right now while the Nationals are still struggling and making little progress in the standings. Scherzer also hasn't ben able to help out lately. Give me the Cards for the sweep.