St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction MLB Picks 7/8/24

Washington Nationals (42-47) vs St. Louis Cardinals (46-42)

Game Info: Monday, July 8, 2024 at 4:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Mitchell Parker (5-4) (3.61) vs Miles Mikolas (6-7) (5.19)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -120 / St. Louis Cardinals +102 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals Washington Nationals Prediction for this MLB game on Monday, July 8th at Nationals Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Cardinals' recent form and recent player performance 

-The Nationals' recent form and recent player 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 Looked Good on Sunday

The Cardinals looked good on Sunday, and they scored eight runs on the way to the five run victory. The Cardinals are averaging 4.03 runs per game, while their pitching is giving up 4.54 runs per game. The offense is ranked 24th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 20th. Nolan Gorman has hit 17 home runs and driven 43 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Miles Mikolas, who has a 6-7 record and an ERA of 5.19. In his last start against the Pittsburgh Pirates, he went six innings, giving up five hits and two runs. 

Why the Cardinals Will Beat the Nationals 

  • The Nationals have lost four of their last five games as home favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have won four of their last five games against the Nationals.
  • The Nationals have failed to cover the run line in eight of their last 10 games as home favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • The Cardinals have covered the run line in six of their last seven games as underdogs against the Nationals following a win.

Nationals Pitching Needs To Be Better

The Nationals pitching really struggled on Sunday, and they ended up losing 8-3. DJ Herz went 4.1 innings, giving up five hits and four runs. The Nationals are averaging 4.25 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.38 runs per game. The offense is ranked 17th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 16th. CJ Abrams has hit 14 home runs and driven in 46 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Nationals will be Mitchell Parker, who sits with a 5-4 record and an ERA of 3.61. In his last start against the New York Mets, he went six innings, giving up five hits and five runs. The Nationals will face the Mets, Brewers, and Reds following this series.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Prediction

The Cardinals are going to find success here. The Cardinals are averaging 4.03 runs per game, but I really don’t trust Parker to find a lot of success. Mikolas in his last start gave up only two runs in his last start, and the Nationals' offense is going to really struggle in this game to find success. The Cardinals should win this game by a couple of run, but we will keep it safe. Back the Cardinals on the money line.

Shane’s Pick Cardinals ML

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