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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals - 9/16/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals
Date & Time Monday September 16, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
St. Louis Cardinals -105 / Washington Nationals -115 O/U: 8
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The Washington Nationals and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet up in MLB action Monday to begin their series.

The Nationals are coming out of a series against the Braves. Washington lost 5-0 Friday and 10-1 Saturday. In the Sunday finale, the Nationals blew through a 7-0 shutout.

For Monday’s matchup, the Nationals are sending out Stephen Strasburg in the start. Over his 191.0 innings and 17-6 mark this year, Strasburg has a 3.49 ERA with 229 Ks and 49 BBs.

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they just finished against the Brewers. St. Louis split their first two games with a 10-0 win Friday and a 5-2 loss Saturday. In the Sunday rubber match, the Cardinals lost 7-6.

For the Monday game, the Cards will roll out Dakota Hudson in the start. Over 159.2 innings and a 15-7 record so far, Hudson has a 3.38 ERA on 123 Ks and 75 walks.

The Nationals are 5-1 in their last six Monday games and 0-4 in their last four in game one of a series. Washington is 5-0 in Strasburg’s last five Monday starts and 41-14 in his last 55 road starts.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 6-2 in their last eight in game one of a series and 48-23 in their last 71 Monday games. St. Louis is 5-0 in Hudson’s last five home starts and 19-7 in his last 26 overall.

Strasburg has been dealing lately, and he’s riding a five-game quality start streak. In those outings he’s put up a combined seven earned runs over 33.0 innings of work.

As for Hudson, he’s been great as well, going 5-1 in his last six games, five of which were quality starts. This should be a really great pitching matchup, but I’m going to side with Hudson and the Cards to eke one out.

St. Louis Cardinals -105

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