St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - 10/12/19 MLB - Playoffs Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:08 PM (Busch Stadium)

WSH -135 O/U 7

TV: TBS

The Washington Nationals are set to visit Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri for game 2 of the NLCS against the Saint Louis Cardinals. The Washington Nationals come into this matchup with a 1-0 record in this series, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning game 1 against the Cardinals, 2-0. Anibal Sanchez received the starting nod for the Washington Nationals, and he had success as he went 7.2 scoreless innings while only giving up 1 hit. Howie Kendrick had a solid game from the plate for the Washington Nationals as he went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.

The Washington Nationals are set to start Max Scherzer (11-7, 2.92 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he gave up 1 earned run in 7 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Max Scherzer struggled in his 2 starts against the Saint Louis Cardinals during the 2019 season as he went 0-2 with a 5.27 ERA.

The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 0-1 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 1 against the Washington Nationals, 2-0. Miles Mikolas received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he had success as he gave up 1 earned run in 6 innings. The Saint Louis Cardinals struggled from the plate as they only recorded 1 hit, but Jose Martinez was the lone guy to contribute a hit.

The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to start Adam Wainwright (14-10, 4.19 ERA) who had success in his latest start as he went 7.2 scoreless innings while striking out 8 batters against the Atlanta Braves. Adam Wainwright had success in his 2 starts against the Washington Nationals during the 2019 season as he went 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA.

The Washington Nationals were able to keep the hot Saint Louis bats silent in game 1 with the 4th guy in their starting rotation, and I think we could see similar results in this game with Max Scherzer on the mound. Max Scherzer is coming off one of his best starts of the season, and given the Nationals struggles in the bullpen, they will try to give the ace as many innings as possible. Veteran starter Adam Wainwright has been solid as of recent, but the Nationals have the right talent with Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto, and Trea Turner to cause some problems on the road.

Anthony’s Pick Washington Nationals -135

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