St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals NLCS Game 4 MLB Odds / Baseball Predictions
The Washington Nationals will attempt to punch their ticket to the World Series when they host the St. Louis Cardinals in game four of the NLCS Tuesday night from Nationals Park. The Cardinals will give the starting call to 25-year old right-hander Dakota Hudson, and the Nationals will send 30-year old left-hander Patrick Corbin to the hill. The Nationals won game three by an 8-1 score on Monday night to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.
|Betting Odds & Stats|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Lines||Washington Nationals|
|+145 (-155)||Spread||-155 (135)|
|Over 7.5 (-120)||Total||Under 7.5 (100)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Concensus||Washington Nationals|
|Over 61%||Total||Under 39%|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Score and stat||Washington Nationals|
|Dakota Hudson||Stats||Patrick Corbin|
|Reason for St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals|
St. Louis Cardinals +145
The Saint Louis Cardinals are set to visit Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. for Game 4 of the NLCS against the Washington Nationals. The Saint Louis Cardinals come into this matchup with a 0-3 record in this series, and they will be looking to rebound after dropping game 3 against the Washington Nationals, 8-1. Jack Flaherty received the starting nod for the Saint Louis Cardinals, and he struggled as he gave up 4 earned runs in 4 innings.
Twenty-five year old righty Dakota Hudson (16-7 3.35 ERA) will take the mound for the Cardinals in this matchup. Last time out, HUdson allowed four runs in four plus innings during a 5-4 home victory versus Atlanta.
St. Louis finally started Jose Martinez in right field after coming off the bench in the entire postseason. The veteran went 4 for 5 at the plate entering game three, and he tallied two base hits in game three’s defeat. Martinez was outstanding against the Nationals in the regular season, collecting 6 hits in 12 at-bats with three RBI’s.
0-6 in their last 6 NLCS games. 2-8 in their last 10 playoff road games. 4-11 in their last 15 playoff games overall.
St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher
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Washington Nationals -155
The Nationals rolled to an 8-1 triumph on Monday as 36-year-old Howie Kendrick had three doubles and three RBIs to continue a strong postseason in which he has driven in nine runs. Most of the St. Louis lineup isn't doing much of anything as the club has two runs and 11 hits in the series, with Jose Martinez (4-of-6) and Paul DeJong (3-for-9) combining for seven of the hits.
Thirty year old left-hander Patrick Corbin (14-7 3.25 ERA) will take the ball for the Nationals on Tuesday. Through 202 regular season innings, Corbin struck out 238 batters and posted a solid 1.18 WHIP.
The Nationals scored an average of 5.39 runs per game this season, placing them sixth in the big leagues. The Washington pitching staff finished 13th with a 4.27 team ERA. The Nats posted a 50-31 home record, and they feature a 3-1 record in their four postseason home games.
The Washington Nationals have flat out dominated the Saint Louis Cardinals in this series, and they will look to clinch a World Series berth with a win here. The Nationals have outscored the Cardinals 13-2 in 3 games, and unfortunately for Saint Louis, it won’t get easier as Washington will send Patrick Corbin to the mound who has been exceptional at home this season with an 8-2 record and a 2.40 ERA. The Nationals have just as much talent in their starting lineup, but the hero has been Howie Kendrick thus far as he has been a hitting machine
5-0 in their last 5 playoff games. 4-1 in Corbin's last 5 starts. 4-0 in their last 4 games against a starter with a WHIP above 1.30.
Washington Nationals Starting Pitcher
|Washington CF Victor Robles went 2-for-4 with a homer Monday after missing the previous five games with a hamstring injury.|
|St. Louis 1B Paul Goldschmidt fanned in all four at-bats in Game 3 and is 1-for-12 with six strikeouts in the series.|
|The Nationals pitchers recorded 16 strikeouts without a walk Monday and have combined to whiff 34 and walk three in the series.|
|The Pick: Washington Nationals -155, Under 7.5|