|Game||St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals|
|Date & Time||Monday September 16, 2019, 7:45 PM (EDT)|
Nationals -142 O/U 8
Busch Stadium will play host to a Monday night clash between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals. On Sunday, Washington SP Anibal Sanchez defeated his former team for the third time this season during a 7-0 home victory versus Atlanta. Howie Kendrick homered and drove in three runs for the Nationals, who lead the NL Wild Card race.
Thirty-one year old righty Stephen Strasburg (17-6 3.49 ERA) will head to the hill for the Nationals in this contest. Through 191 innings, Strasburg ranks second in the National League with 229 strikeouts and sixth with a 1.05 WHIP.
The St. Louis Cardinals are 17 games above .500 overall and lead the NL Central Division by two games over Chicago. On Sunday, St. Louis was one strike away from victory before Ryan Braun crushed a grand slam during a 7-6 home loss versus Milwaukee. Harrison Bader went deep twice in a losing effort for the Cardinals.
Twenty-four year old righty Dakota Hudson (15-7 3.38 ERA) has pitched well in his first season in the Cardinals’ rotation. Control has been the only issue for Hudson, who has walked 75 batters in 159 plus innings.
Recent Betting Trends
- Nationals are 41-14 in Strasburgs last 55 road starts.
- Cardinals are 1-7 in their last 8 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Under is 4-1 in Strasburgs last 5 starts overall.
- Under is 8-2 in Hudsons last 10 home starts.
- Nationals are 4-1 in Strasburgs last 5 starts vs. Cardinals.
Washington 1B Matt Adams is dealing with a left triceps injury and his status is uncertain. Through 148 games, Washington ranks 7th in OPS and 8th in runs scored. For the season, St. Louis ranks 22nd in OPS and 21st in runs scored. Take the Nationals to cruise behind Strasburg. Final Score Prediction, Washington Nationals win 6-2.