St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/13/14
Washington Nationals (35-30) at St. Louis Cardinals (34-32)
MLB Baseball: Friday, June 13, 2014 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Jordan Zimmermann (R) (5-2) (3.169) vs. Lance Lynn (R) (6-4) (3.492)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -111 / Washington Nationals +101 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FS-Midwest, MASN2
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals face off on Friday at Busch Stadium for game one of their series.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to chase the Brewers in the NL Central as they return home from the road. The Cardinals are 16-14 at home, 4-6 in their last 10 games, and they are coming off of a loss at Tampa Bay. As a team The Cardinals are hitting .250 with Matt Carpenter hitting .294, Yadier Molina hitting .292, and Matt Holliday hitting .265. The Cardinals pitching staff has an ERA of 3.33 with the starters at 3.17 and the bullpen at 3.67. For game one against the Nationals the Cardinals start Lance Lynn who has lost hos last two starts For the season Lynn has allowed 78 hits and 30 earned runs while striking out 69 over 77.1 innings for a 6-4 record and a 3.49 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals are playing their best baseball of the season and have moved into first place in the NL East. Washington is 16-15 on the road, 8-2 in their last 10 games, and they last their last game after winning the first three in their series at San Francisco. As a team the Nationals are hitting .251 with Adam LaRoche hitting .310, Jayson Werth hitting .293, and Anthony Rendon hitting .272. As a team the Nationals pitching staff has an ERA of 2.94 with the starters at 3.33 and the bullpen at 2.17. For game one at St. Louis the Nationals start Jordan Zimmerman who has won his last two starts. For the season Zimmerman has allowed 81 hits and 27 earned runs while striking out 66 over 76.2 innings for a 5-2 record and a 3.17 ERA.
St. Louis is 9-1 as a home underdog, 1-6 in their last seven home games, and 19-9 in Lynn’s last 28 home starts. Washington is 4-1 in their last five games, 49-18 as a road favorite, and 42-19 in Zimmerman’s last 61 starts. Washington is 2-9 in their last 11 games against St. Louis.
The total is at seven but I have this one going over that number. My stronger play is on the winning side and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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