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Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 4/30/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals
Date & Time Tuesday April 30, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Nationals Park
Washington, DC
The Line
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -120 / Washington Nationals +100 -- Over/Under: 9
TV Channel
FSMW, MASN
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals meet Tuesday in MLB action at Nationals Park.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for another victory after winning eight of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won their last eight games when scoring more than one run. Paul DeJong leads the Cardinals with 39 hits and 13 RBI while Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina have combined for 58 hits and 39 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.96 ERA and 22 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 8-4 with a 3.38 ERA and 80 strikeouts in his career against the Nationals.

The Washington Nationals could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Nationals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and three runs in five of their last 10 games. The Washington Nationals have lost their last five games when scoring three or less runs. Adam Eaton leads the Nationals with 32 hits and eight RBI while Anthony Rendon and Victor Robles have combined for 52 hits and 29 RBI. Anibal Sanchez gets the ball, and he is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. Sanchez is 2-3 with a 3.22 ERA and 41 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. National League East and 13-5 in Wainwrights last 18 Tuesday starts. The Nationals are 11-5 in their last 16 during game 2 of a series and 37-18 in their last 55 Tuesday games. The Cardinals are 8-3 in the last 11 meetings, 4-1 in Wainwrights last 5 road starts vs. Nationals and 5-1 in Wainwrights last 6 starts vs. Nationals. The over is 34-15-2 in Nationals last 51 home games. The over is 13-5-2 in Wainwrights last 20 road starts.

The St. Louis Cardinals have been a scoring machine these last couple of weeks and aren't a team I'm trying to step in front of at the moment. Wainwright has also been solid, allowing three or less earned runs in each of his last four starts, easily the best he's looked in a couple of years despite the small sample size. The Washington Nationals just can't get much going at the moment and Sanchez has been hit hard this season, including his last start where he allowed six runs and walked five in five innings. I have to back the hot Cardinals and the cheap price.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals -120

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