Cardinals vs. Nationals Betting Preview - July 8

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Dan Shapiro
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The Nationals come into their game against the Cardinals as a -113 favorite with the visiting Cardinals -106; over/under is 9 runs at most sportsbooks online.


PITCHING PROBABLES: Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (6-7, 5.19 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 72 strikeouts); Nationals: Mitchell Parker (5-4, 3.61 ERA, 1.10 WHIP, 68 strikeouts)

Mikolas struck out four and allowed two runs over six innings on Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.  He lost his prior start.

Parker allowed five earned runs across six innings on Wednesday against the Mets. He struck out five without walking a batter in this no-decision.  He has not had a win over his last three starts.

The St. Louis Cardinals take a 2-1 advantage into the next game of the series against the Washington Nationals.  The Cardinals have won four of the last five meetings between these two clubs.

Washington is 20-23 at home and 42-48 overall. Nationals hitters have a collective .309 on-base percentage, the ninth-ranked percentage in the NL.  They have cooled off a bit of late, winning just four of their last ten games.

St. Louis is 47-42 overall and 23-24 in road games. Cardinals hitters are batting a collective .243, which ranks ninth in the NL.  They have won six of their last ten games overall.


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