GAME: Washington Nationals (35-30) at St. Louis Cardinals (34-32)
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 15 – 7:15 PM EST
WHERE: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
PITCHERS: Washington - Stephen Strasburg (R) vs ST Louis - Shelby Miller (R)
LATEST ODDS:Nationals -110 Total 7
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 6-10 -616
Both of these teams are playing over .500 ball as of late. The Washington Nationals are 4 and 1 in their last 5 matchups putting them in the lead in the National League Eastern Division by 1 game over the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins. Meanwhile, the St. Louis Cardinals have won 3 out of their last 4 encounters outscoring their opponents 14 to 6 as their pitching staff delivered 3 shut outs.
The Washington Nationals own Major League Baseball’s 3rd-best run differential at +50 which correlates 273 for, 223 against. Here is Major League Baseball’s top 5: Oakland +130, San Francisco +53, Washington +50, Toronto +35, Los Angeles Angels 31. The Nationals are only batting .237 as a average versus right hand pitchers. They will meet Right Hand Starter Shellby Miller as he is coming off the best start of his season going the full 9 frames shutting out the Toronto Blue Jays on 3 hits.
At home the St. Louis Cardinals are averaging 4.3 runs per game, which is 1 run more than their seasonal average and they have hit 28 home runs of their 36 off of right hand pitching which they are going to meet tonight in Washington’s Starter Steven Strasburg who in his last 30 innings has only allowed 8 earn runs. However, back on April 20th he had a no decision versus these Cardinals.
MLB Pick: St. Louis +105 Under 7