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MLB Pick: Washington Nationals at St Louis Cardinals

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The Washington Nationals look to avoid the sweep today in St Louis where they take on the Cardinals. The Cardinals have owed the Nationals of late winning 16 of the last 19 meetings including the last 9 straight in played St Louis.

Head to Head Trends

Nationals are 12-40 in the last 52 meetings in St. Louis.
Nationals are 18-37 in the last 55 meetings.

St Louis Cardinals (-115)

The St Louis Cardinals are 1st in the National League Central 6 games clear of the 2nd place Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals are the best team in baseball they’re now 40 games over .500 at 86-46 that’s six wins better then the next best team. The Card’s are know for their pitching they have a team ERA of just 2.52 which is crazy good and now they’re starting to hit, averaging 6.50 runs per game overt their last 10 games so they’re a tough team to beat right now.

Taking the mound for the Cardinals today is Michael Wacha who is 15-4 with a 2.69 ERA on the season. Wacha has pitched great all season and if it wasn’t for Zack Grenkie he would probably be right there in the running for the Cy Young.

St Louis Cardinals Trends

Cardinals are 21-6 in Wachas last 27 starts.
Cardinals are 19-7 in their last 26 overall.

Washington Nationals (+105)

The Washington Nationals are 2nd in the National League East 6.5 games back of the New York Mets and they are also 9 games back of the wild card so winning the division is probably going to be their only hope of getting in the playoffs. The Nationals play well at home but they have been pretty bad away from home where they are 10 games under .500 at 29-39.

On the hill for the Nationals today is Max Scherzer who is 11-11 with a 2.88 ERA on the season. Scherzer was really good earlier in the season but he hasn’t exactly been all that impressive of late losing his last 3 starts with an ERA of 7.31.

Washington Nationals Trends

Nationals are 2-9 in their last 11 road games.
Nationals are 0-4 in Scherzers last 4 starts.


I’m going with the St Louis Cardinals over the Nationals again today. The Cardinals play great everywhere but especially at home where they have a 48-19 record while the Nationals have really struggled on the road at times this season.

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Dean kicks ass at giving simple easy to read sports picks and includes the recent stats on both teams. He specializes in NHL and MLB, but also does NBA and Golf picks.

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