Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals - 9/6/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (79-55) vs Washington Nationals (47-87)
Game Info: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)
Jose Quintana (4-6) (3.33) vs Paolo Espino (0-6) (4.22)
Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -270 / Washington Nationals +190 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. On Monday it was the Nationals that were able to secure the 6-0 victory.
The Nationals come into this game with a 48-67 record overall and even though it’s been an awful season, they have won three games in a row. On Monday the pitching gave up only three hits total and they are going to need to get strong pitching in this game. The Nationals are averaging 3.82 runs per game which is 25th in the league. Nelson Cruz has hit 10 home runs and driven in 64 RBIs.
On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 79-66 record overall and they had won four games in a row before being defeated on Monday. The Cardinals offense is averaging 4.9 runs per game which is 3rd best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt has been the top player for the Cardinals hitting 34 home runs and driving in 107 RBIs so far this season.
On the mound for the Nationals is Paolo Espino who sits with an 0-6 record and an ERA of 4.22. In his last start against the Oakland Athletics, he went five innings giving up five hits and one run.
On the mound for the Cardinals is Jose Quintana who sits with a 4-6 record and an ERA of 3.47. In his last start against the Reds he went 4.2 innings giving up seven hits and two runs.
The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last six games against a right-handed starter. The over is 5-1-1 in the Cardinals last seven home games. The over is 5-0-1 in Espino’s last six games on Tuesday.
There were only six runs scored total on Monday, and this game will be even less than that. The Nationals offense has been a problem all season, and they will struggle in this game against Quintana. Espino is coming off a start where he gave up only one and this game is going to be a pitcher's duel. Back the under.
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