The St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals will meet for game one of their weekend series from Washington. All odds and trends for this game can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
The Nationals have been one of the best teams in baseball all year and they lead their division currently by 5 games. Although they have struggled on offense at times they have been led by a quality starting pitching staff. Tonight the Nationals will send Edwin Jackson to the mound was last lost his last two starts, but has had a solid season overall. In 150 innings of work Jackson has only let up 131 hits.
The Cardinals are hanging on to one of the NL wild-card spots as they have a 1 game lead on the Pirates. They are 6 games back in the division and are 6-4 in their last 10 games overall. St. Louis will give the ball tonight to Jaime Garcia who has lost his last three decisions. Garcia is pitching to a 4.15 ERA this season and 80 innings of work.
Washington is 7-2 in their last nine games as a favorite, 1-5 in their last six games overall, and 1-4 in Jackson’s last five home starts. St. Louis is 6-3 in their last nine games overall, 2-5 in their last seven games as a road underdog, and 0-4 in Garcia’s last four starts. St. Louis is 2-6 in the last eight meetings of these two.
The Nationals are back at home and the Cardinals have had a prolonged stretch now on the road. We like Washington has a slight moneyline favorite at home so pick up sportsbook promotion codes.