Predictions for Nationals vs. Cardinals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – July 8

Monday’s game at Nationals Park has the Washington Nationals (42-48) taking on the St. Louis Cardinals (47-42) at 4:05 PM ET (on July 8). Our computer prediction projects a close 5-4 win for the Nationals, so expect a competitive matchup.

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Nationals vs. Cardinals Matchup Info

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Nationals vs. Cardinals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Nationals 5, Cardinals 4
  • Total Prediction: Under 9 runs

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Nationals vs. Cardinals Betting Lines

Nationals vs Cardinals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Nationals -122 +102 9 -115 -105

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Nationals Betting Insights

  • Washington has come away with nine wins in the 14 contests it has been listed as the favorite in this season.
  • The Nationals have a mark of 7-3 in contests where oddsmakers favor them by -122 or better on the moneyline.
  • Washington’s games have gone over the total in 43 of 90 opportunities.
  • The Nationals were the moneyline favorite for three of their past 15 games, and they finished 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Over its past 15 outings (all had set totals), Washington combined with its opponents to go over the run total 10 times.

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • St. Louis has gone 21-23 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 47.7% of those games).
  • The Cardinals have a 12-19 record (winning only 38.7% of their games) when playing as a moneyline underdog of +102 or longer.
  • St. Louis has had an over/under set by bookmakers 88 times, and it has combined with opponents to go over the total in 39 of those games (39-44-5).
  • The Cardinals have played as underdogs in six of their past 15 games and won three of those contests.
  • In its past 15 games with a total, St. Louis and its opponents are 9-5-1 when it comes to hitting the over.

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Nationals vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

Nationals’ Starting Pitcher: Mitchell Parker

  • The 24-year-old has pitched in 15 games this season with a 3.61 ERA and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .232.
  • Mitchell Parker’s team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re favored on the moneyline.
  • Parker’s team has won eight of his 15 starts.
  • In games Parker has started this season, the teams are 8-7-0 at hitting the over.

Cardinals’ Starting Pitcher: Miles Mikolas

  • The 35-year-old has an ERA of 5.19, with 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 18 games this season. Opposing batters have a .269 batting average against him.
  • The Cardinals have a 6-5 record in Mikolas’ 11 starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Mikolas’ team has an 8-10 record in his starts this season.
  • Miles Mikolas has started 18 contests with a total set by bookmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in seven of them.

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Nationals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 42-48
Home 20-23
Road 22-25
One-Run Games 8-13
Scoring 5+ Runs 28-12

Cardinals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 47-42
Home 24-18
Road 23-24
One-Run Games 17-12
Scoring 5+ Runs 27-8

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