St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 7/5/24

Washington Nationals (40-46) vs St. Louis Cardinals (44-41)

Game Info: Friday, July 5, 2024 at 6:45 pm (Nationals Park)

Patrick Corbin (1-8) (5.49) vs Sonny Gray (9-5) (2.98)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals +156 / St. Louis Cardinals -185 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, July 5th at Nationals Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Cardinals form and recent player performance 

-The Nationals recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Washington

-Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis and Washington

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cardinals and Nationals. 

Cardinals Playing Well

The Cardinals are finally figuring it out, and they have won three of the last four games. On Thursday, the pitching was strong, giving up only two runs, and they ended up winning by one in extra innings. Andre Pallante had a strong game, going seven innings giving up four hits and one run. The Cardinals are averaging 3.97 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.41 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 18th. Nolan Gorman has hit 17 home runs and driven in 41 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Sonny Gray, who sits with a 9-5 record and an ERA of 2.98. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, he went 4.1 innings giving up seven hits and six runs. 

Why the Cardinals Will Beat the Nationals

  • The Nationals have lost eight of their last nine night games at Nationals Park following a home win.
  • The Cardinals have won each of their last five Friday games against teams that held a losing record.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in 11 of their last 13 home games against the Cardinals following a home win.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in 14 of their last 17 games at Nationals Park against National League opponents that held a losing record.

Nationals Pitching Dominated

The Nationals pitching dominated on Thursday, and they were able to secure the 1-0 victory over the New York Mets. Jake Irvin went eight innings, giving up one hit and zero runs. The Nationals are averaging 4.12 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.33 runs per game. The offense is ranked 21st in the league, while the pitching is ranked 15th. CJ Abrams has hit 13 home runs and driven in 43 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Nationals will be Patrick Corbin, who sits with a 1-8 record and an ERA of 5.49. In his last start against the Tampa Bay Rays, he went six innings giving up eight hits and four runs. 

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction

Gray wasn’t as strong in his last start, but he’s going to bounce back in a big way here. He sits with an ERA of 2.98, and he’s going to step up in a big way here. The Nationals are averaging 4.12 runs per game, and they are going to really struggle to get the offense going here. Corbin has been a problem this season, and he’s going to be blown up here. Back the Cardinals on the run line. 

Shane’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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