Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals: 9/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (79-55) vs Washington Nationals (47-87)

Game Info: Monday, September 5, 2022 at 4:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jack Flaherty (0-0) (4.50) vs Anibal Sanchez (1-5) (5.05)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -235 / Washington Nationals +212 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St Louis Cardinals will host the Washington Nationals in the first game of their series in the National League East versus National League Central from Busch Stadium on Monday night. The weather is expected to be very humid with a 66.7% chance of rain and 4.7 miles per hour winds.  

The St Louis Cardinals are coming off of a 2 run win against the Chicago Cubs in their last game. The series ended in a 4-0 sweep in favor of the Chicago Cubs.. 

Miles Mikolas got the start for the St Louis Cardinals. He has a 3.32 ERA, with 127 strikes and a 1.01 whip. He pitched 8 innings in the win and had 3 strikeouts and gave up 2 hits. 

St Louis Cardinals right-hander, Jack Flaherty will be the starter for this one. He has a 5.63 ERA with 6 strikes and a 2.13 whip. 

The Washington Nationals are coming off of a 6 run win against the New York Mets in their last game. Luis García had an RBI single in the first inning, then the Nationals scored four unearned runs against Carlos Carrasco in the win. The series ended at 2-1 in favor of the Washington Nationals. 

Erick Fedde got the start for the Washington Nationals. He has a 5.08 ERA, with 82 strikes and a 1.52 whip. He gave up one run over six innings in the win. 

Washington Nationals right-hander, Anibal Sanchez will be the starter for this one. He has a 5.05 ERA with 32 strikes and a 1.32 whip. 

The Cardinals are 7-1 in their last 8 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game and are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 1 of a series. The Cardinals are also 5-1 in their last 6 games following a win and are 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a right-handed starter.

The Nationals are 18-39 in their last 57 overall and are 18-39 in their last 57 games on grass. The Nationals are also 5-11 in their last 16 road games and are 18-42 in their last 60 games following a win. The Cardinals should begin this series with a win.

Clayton’s Pick Cardinals -2.5

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