The St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals meet for game three of their playoff series this afternoon from Washington. Find your odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to repeat the same path they took a year ago from wild-card winner to World Series winner. With their win in game two at home that essentially made it a best-of-three series heading into game three this afternoon. They routed the Nationals in game two behind two home runs from Carlos Beltran. They will try to take the series lead this afternoon behind the right arm of Chris Carpenter. Although Carpenter’s playoff tested to say the least he missed the bulk of the season with an injury and will be looking to earn a playoff win in just his fourth start of the season.
The Nationals finished the season with the best record in the National League and earned the home-field advantage that they will be looking to capitalize on starting in game three. They were clobbered in game two, but none of that will matter if they can win the next two out of three at home. The Nationals will turn to Edwin Jackson in game three who actually pitched for the Cardinals last season. He was hit hard in his only outing versus his former team earlier this season, but had a solid season overall. In 189 innings of work this season Jackson posted a solid 4.03 ERA.
Although the Cardinals have a lot of playoff experience we think the crowd in Washington today will be in a frenzy. It is for this reason we like the Nationals on the moneyline in today’s pivotal game three but first read sportsbook reviews.