Washington at St. Louis MLB Baseball Betting Lines, Odds & Vegas Predictions (10/12/19)

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Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Matchup

Washington Nationals at St. Louis Cardinals MLB Matchup

The Washington Nationals gained the early National League Championship Series edge over the St. Louis Cardinals, and they will look to build on it behind Max Scherzer in Game 2.

After earning a 2-0 road victory over the Cardinals in Game 1 on Friday night, the Nationals will start their ace right-hander Saturday afternoon at Busch Stadium.

Scherzer (1-0, one hold, 2.77 ERA in three postseason games) had a hand in two victories over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL Division Series. He pitched an inning of scoreless relief in Game 2 and he won Game 4 as the starter, allowing one run in seven innings. That came after he got a no-decision in Washington’s victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL wild-card game.

He is 2-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 11 career starts against his hometown team. Scherzer has been especially successful against Yadier Molina (1-for-17) and Paul Goldschmidt (2-for-25) in his career.

Moneyline: Washington -140
Spread: Washington -1½ (+115)
Total O/U: Over 7

TIME & DATE: 4:08 PM ET, Saturday, October 12, 2019

LOCATION: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

TV CHANNEL: TBS

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Nationals RH Max Scherzer (1-0, 2.77 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Adam Wainwright (0-0, 0.00)

MLB Betting Stats and Records
Team Record Money Vs LHP Vs RHP
Washington 98-71 664.00 26-18 72-53
St. Louis 94-74 851.00 20-16 74-58
Team Fave Dog O/U Diff
Washington 69-40 29-28 78-81-10 0.89
St. Louis 56-40 33-32 72-88-8 0.65

MLB Prediction: Washington -140

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