St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals 7-31-22

St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals 7/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals 7/31/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The St. Louis Cardinals will meet with the Washington Nationals in MLB action in Nationals Park, DC, on Saturday, July 31, 2022, at 1:35 PM ET.

 

St. Louis claimed the first game of the series against the Nationals on Friday night, winning their second consecutive game after dropping their previous three.

 

The Cardinals were three matches behind the Brewers for first place going into Saturday in the NL Central. St. Louis and Philadelphia were deadlocked for the last wild-card slot in the National League.

 

For the Cardinals in this game, Andre Pallante will make his 28th start and 10th appearance on the mound overall. He pitched 74 innings this year and is 3-4 with a 3.53 ERA, 1.473 WHIP, 26 walks, and 51 strikeouts.

 

Pallante’s most recent start, a Tuesday night road game against the Blue Jays, didn’t affect the decision. He pitched four innings in a game the Cardinals eventually lost 10-3, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits, no walks, and 4 strikeouts.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 6 matches. 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are 3-9 SU in their last 12 games against Washington. 
  • The total went UNDER in 9 of St. Louis’ last 12 matches on the road.

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St Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals Predictions 7/31/2022

 

Washington lost their second consecutive game after being defeated at home in the first game of this series. At 34-67, the Nationals had the worst record in the league and were 29 games down of the Mets in the division standings as of Saturday.

 

For the last NL wild-card slot, they were well behind the Cardinals and Phillies by 19.5 games. Josh Bell (run, RBI), the game’s lone player with two hits, led Washington with eight hits on Friday night.

 

In this game, Paolo Espino is anticipated to pitch for the Nationals, marking his 29th appearance and the ninth start of the year. He pitched 62 innings and is 0-3 with a 3.48 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 12 walks, and 48 strikeouts.

 

Espino began against the Dodgers on the road on Monday, but he was not taken into consideration for the decision. He pitched 4 innings in a game the Nationals went on to win 4-1, giving up one run on 4 hits, no walks, and 2 strikeouts.

 

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Washington’s previous 6 matches. 
  • The Washington Nationals are 5-13 SU in their last 18 matches. 
  • The total went UNDER in 12 of Washington’s last 18 matches against St. Louis.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Washington Nationals. The MLB pick for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals. Given Oakland’s talent shortage and the Reds’ 3-22 start to the season, Washington is the weakest club in the majors, which is noteworthy.

 

The Nationals will sell at the deadline, but the real issue is who will remain once everything is said and done. Although Pallante was not terrific, he at least proved to be a pitcher who can go a few innings and keep the Cardinals in the ballgame.

 

Given that several of these players are probably going to be gone in the next few days, it’s difficult to picture Washington suddenly producing capable offensive statistics after seeing them struggle to score runs this season.

 

St. Louis must defeat opponents like Washington to advance in the playoffs. Expect the Cardinals to win this game on their last day to win the series. The St. Louis Cardinals will win by a predicted score of 5-4.

 

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MLB Starting Time: 1:35 PM ET

 

Location: Nationals Park, DC

 

Date: Saturday, July 31, 2022

 

TV: MASN

 

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals – 150

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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