St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals Free NLCS Pick 10/15/19

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A series sweep is on the line as the St. Louis Cardinals will be facing off against the Washington Nationals in Game 4 of the NL Championship. The Nationals currently hold a commanding 3-0 lead in the series. The matchup is slated to begin at 8:05 p.m. ET and will be televised on TBS.

St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals Odds

Including the regular season, the Cardinals have gone 94-76 SU this year and are 87-82 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t moved the needle much this year, gaining 3.2 units for moneyline bettors and 1.1 units ATS. St. Louis has covered the spread only twice over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Nationals, on the other hand, are 100-71 SU and 97-73 ATS. The team’s gained 9.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 20.4 units ATS. Washington has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in five of those seven.

Washington games have a 78-82-10 over/under record in 2019. The Cardinals have been a great under bet with a total record of 70-87-12.

Right-hander Dakota Hudson is projected to start for St. Louis. Hudson is 16-7 with a 3.35 ERA and 136 strikeouts. He’s 1-1 with eight strikeouts and a 2.08 ERA against Washington this year (two starts).

The Nationals are sending lefty Patrick Corbin (14-7, 3.25 ERA) to the mound. Corbin has 238 strikeouts and 70 walks as well as a 1.18 WHIP. Corbin is 1-1 with 16 strikeouts and a 4.91 ERA over two starts against St. Louis this year.

Behind a team slash line of .207/.267/.327, St. Louis has averaged 3.5 runs scored through eight postseason games. The Nationals are hitting .238/.317/.384 and the team has put up 4.2 runs during the 2019 playoffs.

The Nationals bullpen has registered an ERA of 5.55 and a WHIP of 1.32 this postseason, while Cardinals relievers have a 4.63 ERA and 1.50 WHIP.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt and shortstop Paul DeJong have paced St. Louis’ hitters. Goldschmidt is hitting .262/.345/.483 with 36 home runs, 99 RBIs and 102 runs scored. DeJong (.234/.317/.438) is up to 30 homers, 80 RBIs and 100 runs scored.

The Nationals’ offense has been led by third baseman Anthony Rendon and shortstop Trea Turner. Rendon is slashing .322/.416/.599 with 35 home runs, 132 RBIs and 125 runs scored, and Turner’s line is .295/.351/.492 with 20 homers, 58 RBIs, 101 runs and 35 stolen bases.

The Nationals are coming off an 8-1 victory in Game 3 of this series.

St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals MLB Tip

Predictions: SU Winner – Nationals, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – OVER

Notes

Betting Trends

The under has cashed in five of Washington’s last seven games.

The Cardinals have an OPS of .732 this season and an OPS of .766 against left-handed pitchers. The Nationals’ OPS stands at .794 overall and .814 against lefties.

St. Louis has recorded 18.3 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.4 over its last five.

Both teams have hit nine home runs over their last 10 games.