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(2-4) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (4-3)
Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, DC.
Projected Pitchers: RH Mike Leake (0-1, 1.13 ERA) vs. RH Max Scherzer (1-0, 2.70)
MLB Moneyline Odds: St. Louis +180 / Washington -200
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: St. Louis -125 / Washington +105
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 (Over -115 / Under -105)
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St. Louis Cardinals
It hasn’t been the start to the season that St. Louis would have hoped for. The Cardinals were victims of the long ball on Tuesday and dropped their second straight to the Nats.
Jayson Werth, Matt Wieters and Daniel Murphy all went deep between the start of the fourth and the end of the fifth innings on Tuesday to open the game up for Washington.
Now the Birds must win on the road against Max Scherzer in order to avoid a sweep. Good news is that Mike Leake gets the start. He was great in eight innings against the Reds last week but he lost 2-0 to Brandon Finnegan.
Scherzer was pretty good himself in his first start against the Phillies in Washington’s fourth game of the year. Scherzer made a late start to give himself enough time to comfortably recover from a broken knuckle in one of his fingers.
The Phils touched Scherzer for four hits in 6.2 innings in a one-run Nationals’ win. With the way the Cardinals are struggling to score runs, it should be another good day for Scherzer.
Keep an eye on Jayson Werth. He’s swinging a hot bat in the first week and a half of the season, with three home runs already.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-3 in WAS last 10 Wed. games.
- WAS are 56-25 in their last 81 Wed. games.
- WAS are 22-10 in their last 32 games as a favorite.
- Over is 7-1-3 in the last 11 meetings.
- STL are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction: Scherzer dominates.
If a team is going to get Scherzer, it’s with the long ball. The Cardinals have lacked power early on this season and just don’t have a real bopper in the middle. Look for seven or eight innings out of Max.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5 (-105)
But I like Leake too so we’ll go under instead of laying a big price with the side.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 2 – Washington 4
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