St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction 6/14/14
Washington Nationals (35-31) at St. Louis Cardinals (35-32)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Stephen Strasburg (R) (6-4) (2.989) vs. Shelby Miller (R) (7-5) (3.593)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -101 / Washington Nationals -109 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington nationals face off on Saturday for game two of their series.
The St. Louis Cardinals didn’t get a ton of offense on Friday but they got enough to get the win. Matt Adams had two hits including a home and Allen Craig had a hit as the Nationals scored one run on three hits. Starting pitcher Lance Lynn allowed two hits and struck out eight over 8.0 innings to get the win and go to 7-4 for the season and Trevor Rosenthal earned his 18th save. For Saturday’s game the Cardinals start Shelby Miller who is coming off of a shutout win. Fir the season Miller has allowed 68 hits and 31 earned runs while striking out 53 over 77.2 innings for a 7-5 record and a 3.59 ERA.
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The Washington Nationals just couldn’t solve the Cardinals pitching staff as they took the loss on Friday. Jayson Werth and Jose Lobaton each had hits as the Nationals failed to score on two hits. Starting pitcher Jordan Zimmerman allowed three hits and a run while striking out five over 8.0 innings to take the loss and fall to 5-3 for the season. For Saturday’s game the Nationals start Stephen Strasburg who has won his last three starts. For the season Strasburg has allowed 87 hits and 29 earned runs while striking out 108 over 87.1 innings for a 6-4 record and a 2.99 ERA.
St. Louis is 9-1 as a home underdog, 2-6 in their last eight home games, and 4-1 in Miller’s last five home starts against a team with a winning record. Washington is 8-3 in their last 11 games, 1-5 against the NL Central, and 1606 in Strasburg’s last 22 starts. Washington is 2-10 in their last 12 games against St. Louis.
While the total is low here I still like the under and that is my free pick. 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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