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St. Louis Cardinals (47-42) vs. Washington Nationals (42-48)
July 8, 2024 4:05 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Nationals -120 / St. Louis Cardinals +102; Over/Under: +9.5
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals meet Monday in MLB Game 4 action at Nationals Park. Here’s a Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction. This article will include a Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals are 47-42 on the year and play the Royals and Cubs next. The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last 3 Games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 6 Games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won 8 of their last 12 Games when scoring 4 or more runs. Brendan Donovan leads the St. Louis Cardinals with 87 hits and 43 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Masyn Winn have combined for 172 hits and 67 RBI.

Washington Nationals Betting Preview

The Washington Nationals are 42-48 on the year and play the Mets and Brewers next. The Washington Nationals have scored 23 runs in their last 3 Games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 Games. The Washington Nationals have lost 6 of their last 9 Games when scoring 4 or more runs. CJ Abrams leads the Washington Nationals with 92 hits and 46 RBI, while Luis Garcia Jr. and Jesse Winker have combined for 153 hits and 85 RBI.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Pitching Pick Matchup

Miles Mikolas gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, and he is 6-7 with a 5.19 ERA and 72 strikeouts this season. Mikolas has allowed 17 hits and 11 earned runs in his last 10.1 innings. Mikolas has a 4.42 ERA and .260 allowed batting average in 57 road innings. Mikolas is 3-3 with a 3.77 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Washington Nationals.

Mitchell Parker gets the ball for the Washington Nationals, and he is 5-4 with a 3.61 ERA and 68 strikeouts this season. Parker has allowed 11 hits and 7 runs in his last 11 innings. Parker has a 3.11 ERA and .207 allowed batting average in 37.2 home innings. This will be Parker’s first career Game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Why the Washington Nationals will Beat the Cardinals

  • The Nationals have won each of their last four games against NL Central opponents following a home loss.
  • The Cardinals have lost 10 of their last 12 day games following a road win.
  • The Nationals have covered the run line in each of their last eight day games following a home loss.
  • The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six road games against NL East opponents following a win.

Washington Nationals Player Prop Facts

  • Keibert Ruiz has hit a home run in each of his last two appearances in day games against NL teams that held a winning record.
  • Jesse Winker has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five home appearances against the Cardinals after playing the previous day.
  • Lane Thomas has recorded at least one RBI in eight of the Nationals’ last nine games as favorites against NL opponents.
  • Keibert Ruiz has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • CJ Abrams has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Nationals’ last 10 games against the Cardinals.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one Single in each of his last six appearances against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Keibert Ruiz has recorded at least one hit in each of his last seven appearances in day games against teams that held a winning record.
  • Lane Thomas ranks T7th in the league in Steals (21) this season.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Willson Contreras has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against the Nationals.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded a win in each of his last four appearances in day games.
  • Brendan Donovan has scored a run in each of the Cardinals’ last six games against the Nationals.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against the Nationals.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances in day games.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded two or more total bases in seven of his last eight road appearances against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Miles Mikolas has recorded four or more strikeouts in each of his last four appearances with the Cardinals as underdogs against NL opponents.
  • Nolan Arenado has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 11 appearances in day games.
  • Brandon Crawford has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in day games against teams that held a losing record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Washington Nationals rank 29th in the league for home runs this season (75).
  • The Washington Nationals rank 3rd in the league for steals this season (119).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 25th in the league for home runs this season (84).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank 23rd in the league for RBI’s this season (341).

Washington Nationals vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

The St. Louis Cardinals and the plus money is worth a look considering they’re the better team, but it’s hard to get behind Miles Mikolas and his struggles. Mikolas has been his all star caliber self this season with an ERA over 5 on the season, and he’s been even worse in his last few starts. Mitchell Parker has been much sharper, especially at home, and the Washington Nationals continue to find ways to win just enough to be a value in the betting market. Give me the Nats and the reasonable price in Game 4 against the Cardinals.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Washington Nationals -120

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