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Cardinals vs. Nationals 2019 NLCS

How To Bet 2019 NLCS Cardinals vs Nationals Game 4

  • The Nationals are running high on a 5-0 streak with a chance to extend it to six games and make it to the World Series for the first time in franchise history.
  • St. Louis finds itself as a big -142 underdog, the most significant line the Cardinals have faced this postseason.  

2019 NLCS St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals Game 4

The Washington Nationals are on the verge of making it to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. Can the St. Louis Cardinals stay alive and avoid being swept? Keep reading for a betting preview on this game.

  • When: October 15, 2019, 8:05 PM ET
  • Where: Nationals Park
  • Baseball Odds: St Louis +145 vs. Washington -165
  • Starting Pitcher (away|home): Dakota Hudson (16-7) ERA: 3.31 | Patrick Corbin (14-8) ERA: 3.42
  • Over/Under: 7.5

How’s the weather?

  • Clear
  • 18°C/64°F
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Precipitation %; 0%
  • Cloud Cover; 8%
  • Wind: 7 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Open

Should You Bet on the Cardinals?  

The Cardinals were owned for the third straight time in this series. All in all, St. Louis scored only one run and struck out 16 times.

Not all is dire for the Cardinals, in fact, St. Louis has not been swept in a four-game series since losing the 2004 World Series to Boston.

Hopefully, for the Cardinals, their bats will come alive.  Right fielder Jose Martinez is 4-for-6 in the series with one start. During the regular season, Martinez was blazing it against the Nationals. In six games, he was 6-for-12 with two doubles, three walks, and three RBIs.

If the Cardinals defense can’t get anything going, they’re going to have to pack their bags and call it a season.

Right-hander Dakota Hudson (16-7, 3.35 ERA) will get the start for St. Louis. In Game 4 of the NLDS against Atlanta, Hudson pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing one run.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Runs: 0.67
  • Hits: 3.67
  • Walks: 1
  • Strikeouts: 11.33
  • O/U.: 1-2

Should You Bet on the Nationals?  

Game 3 was the one in which the Nationals managed to take such a lead that they could give their pitching staff some breathing room.

Whatever happened behind closed doors after the Nationals lost Game 3 of the NDLS to the Dodgers, clearly worked. Washington has dominated opponents and seems on a beeline to the World Series.

Washington is 15-2 over its last 17 games and doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon. The end of this series is within grasp for the Nationals, and this means that they could rest up and set their rotation early while the Yankees and Astros duke it out.

Washington is getting everything right, including taking an 8-1 lead in the seventh inning of Game 3, through which they managed to rest their crucial bullpen pitchers.

Patrick Corbin gets the nod tonight, but he’s Washington’s least effective starter this postseason with an ERA of 7.56 and a WHIP of 1.68 through 8.1 innings of work. However, the Nationals are 21-13 with Corbin this season, 4-1 over his last five starts.

Last 3 Head-to-Head Record

  • Runs: 4.33
  • Hits: 9.33
  • Walks: 3
  • Strikeouts: 12.33
  • O/U.: 1-2

Betting Trends

  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 12 games.
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in their last seven games.
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in their last five games against Washington.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last nine games.
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in their last five games.
  • Washington is 12-1 SU in their last 13 games at home.

Insider Prediction:  It’s all-hands-on-deck for St. Louis. The Cardinals are facing a must-win scenario, and I think Corbin will do his part. I also think the Cardinals’ bats will come alive in this game.

Pick: Cardinals +145