Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs. Nationals Odds
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2019 NLCS Handicapping
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2019
Time: 8:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Dakota Hudson vs. Patrick Corbin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +147 | Nationals -155
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
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This preview is being written in advance of G3 which obviously could increase the urgency on the STL side significantly.
What will not change is that Washington starts the game with an advantage on the mound thanks to Patrick Corbin.
St. Louis Cardinals
This will be the first time in the series that St. Louis will face a lefty starter. Oddly they have the same winning percentage against righties and lefties this season, 55%.
I do like the way their lineup looks better against lefties though. Paul Goldschmidt, Marcel Ozuna, and Paul de Jong are their best power hitters and they are all righties.
Dakota Hudson led the Cardinals in wins during the regular season but his lone playoff start was nothing to write home about. His weakness is walks, which feeds into a high pitch count too. He did have a strong start against the Nats in September though in a 4-2 win.
If they win on Monday Washington could be using this game to get to the World Series for the first time. That’s pretty exciting.
Washington has been really good at home this season, especially with Corbin on the mound (they are 13-3 in his home starts). The last time they lost with him at home was in August.
Washington got through the first couple of games of the series without scoring much. They only scored 5 runs in the wins which is less than what they averaged per game for the season.
They have shown nice depth with Michael Taylor replacing Victor Robles in center field and playing well. Robles is likely available which only helps them that much more the rest of the series.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 12-3-2 in STL last 17 Tue. games.
- STL are 2-7 in their last 9 playoff road games.
- STL are 8-3 in their last 11 road games.
- Under is 7-2-1 in WAS last 10 Tue. games.
- Under is 6-2 in WAS last 8 overall.
- Under is 6-2 in WAS last 8 on grass.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
Hudson will be solid for the Cards but the pitching has not been their bugaboo in this series. I just don’t see them getting much off of Corbin, or at least not enough.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Washington ML
Washington should not fear Hudson too much, even though they were not good against him recently. This is a big spot and they can wait him out a little more. Force him into the zone and then have success. This will be a good game but Washington wins.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Washington 5 – St. Louis 3
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