St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - 10/11/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals

Friday, October 11, 2019 at 7:08 PM (Busch Stadium)

STL -125 O/U 8

TV: TBS

The Washington Nationals are set to visit Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri for game 1 of the NLCS against the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Washington Nationals come into this matchup looking to continue their success after closing out their recent series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a win, 7-3 in 10 innings. Stephen Strasburg received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he struggled as he gave up 3 earned runs in 6 innings. Howie Kendrick had a big game from the plate for the Nationals as he contributed 1 HR and 4 RBIs.

The Washington Nationals are set to start Anibal Sanchez (11-8, 3.85 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 5 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Anibal Sanchez struggled in his 1 start against the Saint Louis Cardinals during the 2019 season as he gave up 3 earned runs in 5 innings.

The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup looking to continue their success after closing their recent series against the Atlanta Braves with a win, 13-1. Jack Flaherty received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run while striking out 8 batters in 6 innings. Kolton Wong had a big game from the plate for the Saint Louis Cardinals as he went 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs.

The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to start Miles Mikolas (9-14, 4.16 ERA) who had success in his latest appearance as he went 1 scoreless inning without giving up a hit against the Atlanta Braves. Miles Mikolas had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as is posting a 3.00 ERA.

The Saint Louis Cardinals demolished the Atlanta Braves as they put up 10 runs in the 1st inning while the Washington Nationals put up a combined 6 runs in the 8th and 10th inning for a comeback win against the Dodgers. The Saint Louis Cardinals have the red-hot bats in this series, especially at the top of their lineup as Ozuna, Goldschmidt, and Molina are producing like crazy. The Nationals have Anibal Sanchez on the mound, and he struggled in his 1 start against the Cardinals this season which should follow similar trends here as he has to go on the road. Take the home team to continue their hot hitting streak and pull away with a win.

Anthony’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -125

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.