MLB Betting Prediction on St. Louis at Washington

MLB Betting Prediction on St. Louis at Washington

Written by on April 20, 2015

Two full weeks are now in the books in the MLB betting season, and while that is still very early in the season, each team now has a significant enough body of work to give us an idea of what we might expect for the rest of the year. There are some teams that look to be right on tracks, while others are definitely off the pace of where they were expected to be. Two teams that fit each of those profiles, the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals, meet up for a 3-game series in Washington starting on Tuesday night.

MLB Betting Prediction on St. Louis at Washington & TV Info

Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Time: 7:05PM Venue: Nationals Park Opening Line: Washington -120
It was expected that the St. Louis Cardinals were the team most likely to be the cream of the NL Central, and they have certainly served notice to all the other teams in the division through the first 2 weeks of the season. Each of the first 11 games of the season for the Cards came against division foes, and the 8-3 record that they compiled during that stretch makes it clear that the other teams in the division have some work to do if they want to compete. Lance Lynn (1-1, 1.6 ERA) will get the ball for St. Louis on Tuesday, where he will hope to continue his stellar April record. Going back to 2012, Lynn is a spectacular 13-2 in the opening month of the season. The Washington Nationals would certainly love to get some of that pitching magic, as things have not gone as expected in the first two weeks of the season. The Nats were believed to have the best pitching staff in the league, but have yet to live up to that billing. Max Scherzer has certainly done his part to help the cause of the starting rotation, but the same cannot be said for the rest of the staff. A perfect example of that can be found with Gio Gonzalez (1-1, 5.11 ERA), who will take to the mound for Washington on Tuesday night. Gonzalez lost his first start of the season, and only got the win in his second start because he got some serious run support. Gonzales gave up 5 runs over 6 innings in the win against the Red Sox, which is usually enough to lose most starts.

Key Betting Trends

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Consider This Before Placing Your Bets

We are all just waiting for the Nationals to go on a run that will turn their season around, but I am not convinced that will start on Tuesday. I think the Cards have the edge in the pitching match-up here, and should be able to get to Gonzalez regularly on the way to a win.