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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals Prediction 7-14-23 MLB Picks

St. Louis Cardinals (38-52) vs Washington Nationals (36-54)
2023-07-14 20:15:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -165 / Washington Nationals +140 --- Over/Under: 8
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The Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals meet in MLB action from Busch Stadium on Friday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


St. Louis is listed as a -165 home favorite while Washington is a +140 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 8 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

The Nationals did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted. St. Louis will start Miles Mikolas here and he is 5-5 with a 4.23 ERA and 78 strikeouts this season. 

Matchup History

Washington’s 3-0 win over St. Louis on June 21st, 2023 snapped St. Louis’ two-game win streak in this head-to-head matchup. 


Washington is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. St. Louis is 4-9 in their last 13 home games. 


I’m going to take a stab at the Nationals here. Not every day I’ll jump on Washington, but what exactly have the Cardinals shown us to justify this price with a starter in Miles Mikolas who has struggled more often than not at home this season. Because the Cardinals are a better team than what they’ve shown and they need to bounce back to start the comeback in the NL Central? I need a million bucks, doesn’t mean we get what we want. The Nationals are far from world-beaters, but they performed well in their last road series against the Phillies prior to the break and I think they get one here so give me Washington.

Peter Tran's Free Pick: Washington +140

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