Nationals vs Cardinals Prediction, Odds & Player Prop Bets Today – MLB, Sep 8

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  • The (94-42) are favorites vs the (94-42)
  • Nationals starting pitcher: Josiah Gray (7-9), 4.90 ERA
  • Cardinals starting pitcher: Adam Wainwright (10-9), 3.21 ERA
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The Washington Nationals () visit Busch Stadium to take on the St. Louis Cardinals () on Thursday, September 8, 2022. First pitch is scheduled for 1:15pm EDT in St. Louis.

The are betting favorites in this MLB matchup, with the run line sitting at ().

The Nationals vs Cardinals Over/Under is total runs for the game.

So far this season, the Nationals are 47-87 against the spread (ATS), while the Cardinals are 76-58 ATS.

Nationals vs. Cardinals Odds, Run Line, Over/Under & Moneyline

SpreadOver / UnderMoneyline
Nationals O
Cardinals U

Nationals vs Cardinals Prediction for Today’s Game

Based on recent trends the model predicts the Cardinals will win Thursday‘s matchup with 62.1% confidence.

This prediction factors in starting pitchers, recent team and player hitting performances, the last 5 games for both the Nationals and Cardinals and up-to-date player injuries.


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Best Nationals Player Prop Bets Today

We’ve highlighted some favorite MLB player prop bets for Nationals players for Thursday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Lane Thomas has hit the Singles Over in 24 of his last 33 away games (+19.05 Units / 56% ROI)
  • Joey Meneses has hit the Hits Over in 23 of his last 26 games (+18.20 Units / 34% ROI)
  • Lane Thomas has hit the Hits Over in 27 of his last 34 away games (+14.40 Units / 24% ROI)
  • Joey Meneses has hit the Singles Over in 20 of his last 26 games (+14.35 Units / 51% ROI)
  • Lane Thomas has hit the Total Bases Over in 24 of his last 34 away games (+13.85 Units / 29% ROI)

Best Cardinals Player Prop Best Bets Today

And here are some favorite MLB player prop bets for Cardinals players for Thursday‘s game, looking at profitable historical betting trends:

  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit the Total Bases Over in 33 of his last 51 games at home (+16.95 Units / 30% ROI)
  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit the Runs Over in 33 of his last 51 games at home (+15.70 Units / 27% ROI)
  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit the Singles Over in 34 of his last 56 games (+11.80 Units / 19% ROI)
  • Corey Dickerson has hit the Runs Under in his last 11 games at home (+11.00 Units / 45% ROI)
  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit the Hits Over in 37 of his last 53 games at home (+10.30 Units / 9% ROI)

Cardinals vs Nationals Home Run Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Brendan Donovan 0.5 +825 0.5 -5000
Corey Dickerson 0.5 +650 0.5 -2000
Nolan Arenado 0.5 +360 0.5 -650
Paul Goldschmidt 0.5 +375 0.5 -700
Tommy Edman 0.5 +650 0.5 -2000

Cardinals vs Nationals Total Hits Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Brendan Donovan 0.5 -225 0.5 +155
Corey Dickerson 0.5 -250 0.5 +165
Nolan Arenado 0.5 -200 0.5 +145
Paul Goldschmidt 0.5 -200 0.5 +145
Tommy Edman 0.5 -275 0.5 +180

Cardinals vs Nationals RBI Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Brendan Donovan 0.5 +230 0.5 -350
Corey Dickerson 0.5 +165 0.5 -250
Nolan Arenado 0.5 +120 0.5 -175
Paul Goldschmidt 0.5 +135 0.5 -190
Tommy Edman 0.5 +180 0.5 -275

Cardinals vs Nationals Strikeout Prop Bets Today

Over Under
Adam Wainwright 4.5 -160 4.5 +115
Josiah Gray 4.5 -110 4.5 -130
  • The Washington Nationals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 69 of their last 124 games (+13.60 Units / 10% ROI)
  • The Washington Nationals have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 10 of their last 14 away games (+11.00 Units / 78% ROI)
  • The Washington Nationals have hit the Moneyline in 3 of their last 5 games (+5.90 Units / 118% ROI)
  • The Washington Nationals have covered the Run Line in 5 of their last 7 games (+4.85 Units / 69% ROI)
  • The Washington Nationals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Moneyline in 4 of their last 9 away games (+3.55 Units / 39% ROI)
  • The St. Louis Cardinals have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Under in 12 of their last 18 games at home (+6.65 Units / 34% ROI)
  • The St. Louis Cardinals have covered the 1st Five Innings (F5) Run Line in 30 of their last 53 games (+5.20 Units / 8% ROI)
  • The St. Louis Cardinals have hit the Moneyline in 6 of their last 7 games (+3.35 Units / 19% ROI)
  • The St. Louis Cardinals have covered the Run Line in 5 of their last 7 games (+2.40 Units / 28% ROI)
  • The St. Louis Cardinals have hit the Game Total Under in 4 of their last 7 games (+1.75 Units / 22% ROI)

Nationals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Nationals have gone 59-75 against the Run Line (-22.75 Units / -13.98% ROI).

  • 47-87 when betting on the Moneyline for -14.45 Units / -10.37% ROI
  • 66-61 when betting on the total runs Over for -0.8 Units / -0.54% ROI
  • 61-66 when betting on the total runs Under for -11.05 Units / -7.51% ROI

Cardinals Against the Spread (ATS) Record

Against the spread this MLB season, the Nationals have gone 76-58 against the Run Line (+15.65 Units / 9.36% ROI).

  • 78-56 when betting on the Moneyline for +11.5 Units / 6.15% ROI
  • 62-66 when betting on the total runs Over for -11 Units / -7.49% ROI
  • 66-62 when betting on the total runs Under for -1.75 Units / -1.2% ROI

Josiah Gray has allowed a slugging percentage of .694 (129 Total Bases / 186 ABs) on fastballs this season — highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 67 total IP; League Avg: .422 — 0 Percentile.

Josiah Gray has a strike rate of just 56% (588/1,052) vs left-handed batters this season — lowest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 67 total IP; League Avg: 64% — 0 Percentile.

Josiah Gray has allowed 34 home runs this season — most among pitchers in MLB — 100th Percentile.

Josiah Gray has allowed a slugging percentage of .556 (184 Total Bases / 331 ABs) vs left-handed batters since the start of last season — 2nd highest in MLB among starting pitchers with at least 148 total IP; League Avg: .389 — first Percentile.

Adam Wainwright: Cardinals Starting Pitcher Stats & Trends

Right-handed hitters have a line drive rate of 31% (86/280) against Adam Wainwright this season — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 23% — second Percentile.

Adam Wainwright has thrown off-speed pitches 68% of the time (815/1,200) when he’s behind in the count since the start of last season — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 39% — 100th Percentile.

Adam Wainwright has thrown off-speed pitches 66% of the time (363/548) when he’s behind in the count this season — 2nd highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 37% — 98th Percentile.

Adam Wainwright has thrown breaking pitches 59% of the time (832/1,399) when behind in the count since the start of 2020 — highest among qualified SPs in MLB; League Avg: 22% — 100th Percentile.

Nationals Keys to the Game vs. the Cardinals

The Nationals are just 15-78 (.161) when scoring 4 or fewer runs this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .295.

The Nationals are just 9-177 (.048) when trailing entering the 7th inning since the 2020 season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .124.

The Nationals are just 111-16 (.874) when leading entering the 8th inning since the 2020 season — 2nd lowest in MLB; League Avg: .914.

The Nationals are just 22-47 (.319) at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: .531.

Cardinals Keys to the Game vs. the Nationals

The Cardinals are 29-3 (.906) when totaling 5 or more extra base hits this season — 3rd best in MLB; League Avg: .801.

The Cardinals are 35-11 (.761) when scoring in the first inning this season — 8th best in MLB; League Avg: .662.

The Cardinals are 43-9 (.827) when totaling 10 or more hits this season — 6th best in MLB; League Avg: .722.

The Cardinals are 14-4 (.778) when tied entering the 8th inning this season — best in MLB; League Avg: .500.

Nationals hitters have grounded into 283 double plays in 2,193 opportunities (13%) since the start of last season — highest in MLB; League Avg: 10%.

The Nationals have a winning percentage of just 38% at home since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 53%.

The Nationals have a winning percentage of just 32% at home this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 53%.

Nationals hitters have grounded into 46 double plays in 358 opportunities (13%) in close and late situations since the start of last season — 2nd highest in MLB; League Avg: 9%.

Cardinals hitters have an OPS of .811 (2,438 PA’s) against LHP since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .727.

Cardinals hitters are slugging .475 against LHP since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: .408.

Cardinals hitters have 245 extra-base hits out of 565 total hits (43%) against LHP since the start of last season — best in MLB; League Avg: 35%.

Cardinals hitters are slugging .477 against LHP this season — best in MLB; League Avg: .400.

Opponents have a groundball batting average of .272 against Nationals pitchers with the shift this season — highest in MLB; League Avg: .220.

The Nationals have won just 20% of games in which their opponents scored first since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 32%.

Opponents have a miss rate of just 23% against Nationals pitchers this season — tied for 4th lowest in MLB; League Avg: 25%.

The Nationals have won just 22% of home games in which their opponents scored first since the start of last season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 36%.

Cardinals pitchers have induced opposing hitters to ground into 136 double plays in 1,029 opportunities (13%) this season — best in MLB; League Avg: 10%.

Opponents have a groundball rate of 48% against Cardinals pitchers this season — 2nd highest in MLB; League Avg: 43%.

Opponents have a miss rate of just 22% against Cardinals pitchers this season — lowest in MLB; League Avg: 25%.

The longest HR allowed by the Cardinals pitchers this season traveled 494.0 feet — — 2nd longest in MLB; League Avg: 461.1

Cardinals vs. Nationals Injuries Tonight That May Affect Prop Bets 

  • Dylan Carlson (Cardinals): Thumb, D10
  • Alexander Reyes (Cardinals): Shoulder, D60
  • Tyler O’Neill (Cardinals): Neck, Day-to-Day
  • Steven Matz (Cardinals): Knee, D15
  • Drew VerHagen (Cardinals): Hip, D60
  • Joseph Ross (Nationals): Elbow, D60
  • MacKenzie Gore (Nationals): Elbow, D15
  • Stephen Strasburg (Nationals): Ribs, D60
  • William Harris (Nationals): Pectoral, D60
  • Jackson Tetreault (Nationals): Shoulder, D60
  • Steven Cavalli (Nationals): Shoulder, D15
  • Victor Robles (Nationals): Neck, Day-to-Day
  • Tanner Rainey (Nationals): Elbow, D60
  • Evan Lee (Nationals): Flexor, D60
  • Carter Kieboom (Nationals): Forearm, D60
  • Víctor Arano (Nationals): Shoulder, D15
  • Yadiel Hernandez (Nationals): Calf, D60
  • Sean Doolittle (Nationals): Elbow, D60

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