The Washington Nationals (27-43) will host the St. Louis Cardinals (29-43) as these two National League teams collide on Monday afternoon. Both teams are sitting in fifth place in their respective divisions. The Over is 4-0 in the Cardinals’ last four games following a win, while the Nationals are 4-1 in their last five versus the NL Central. Josiah Gray (4-5, 3.19 ERA) is on the hill for Washington, while Jack Flaherty (3-5, 4.64 ERA) gets the start for St. Louis.
The first pitch is set for 4:05 p.m. ET. St. Louis is listed at -155 in the money line (risk $155 to win $100) in the latest Cardinals vs. Nationals odds from Caesars Sportsbook. The over/under for total runs scored is 9.5. Before making any Nationals vs. Cardinals picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Nationals and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB betting lines and trends for Nationals vs. Cardinals:
Cardinals vs. Nationals money line: Cardinals -155, Nationals +130Cardinals vs. Nationals run line: Cardinals -1.5 (+105)Cardinals vs. Nationals over/under: 9.5 runsSTL: Over is 4-0 in the Cardinals’ last four games following a winWAS: Nationals are 4-1 in their last five vs. National League CentralCardinals vs. Nationals picks: See picks at SportsLine Why you should back the Cardinals
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt has an effortless and powerful swing. Goldschmidt owns a great eye and can drive the ball anywhere on the diamond. The seven-time All-Star also plays solid defense in the corner. Goldschmidt is hitting .287 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI. On June 17 against the New York Mets, he went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.
Third baseman Nolan Arenado is able to make consistent contact and has natural power in his swing. Arenado offers outstanding range and arm strength to deliver strikes across the field. The 32-year-old has a batting average of .276 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI. In his last outing, he was 2-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI. See which team to back here.
Why you should back the NationalsFirst baseman Dominic Smith is a terrific contact hitter due to his quick and strong hands. Smith is able to produce runs and has a sound glove at the corner. The California native is hitting .265 with two home runs and 17 RBI. He has finished with at least two hits in three of his last five games, including on June 16 against the Miami Marlins when Smith was 2-for-4 with one run scored.
Second baseman Luis Garcia is an athletic two-way playmaker for the Nationals. Garcia has good range defensively with the ability to get on base. The 23-year-old owns quick hands, power to all parts of the field and is hitting .279 with five home runs and 29 RBI. He heads into this game on a four-game hitting streak, and on June 17 versus the Marlins, Garcia went 2-for-4 with a triple. See which team to back here.
How to make Nationals vs. Cardinals picksSportsLine’s model is leaning Under on the total, projecting 9.0 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all of the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
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