Courtesy of OddsShark.com:
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Washington Nationals will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at
The Cardinals will trot ace Chris Carpenter out to the mound in this one. Righthander Carpenter has a 14-4 record and a 2.88 ERA this season.
The Nationals will counter Carpenter with Jordan Zimmermann. Righthander Zimmermann has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Nationals, while the game's total has not yet been posted.
The Cardinals were dumped 5-2 by the Pirates last time out, as -185 favorites. That game's seven runs went UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Jake Westbrook surrendered six hits and four runs over six innings in the loss.
The Nationals were shut out 4-0 by the Cubs last time out, as +105 underdogs. The teams played UNDER the posted over/under (8.5) set by sportsbooks.
Jason Marquis suffered the Nationals loss, giving up four hits and one run over his 7 1-3 innings.
Washington: 53-74 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Washington are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
Washington most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of St. Louis's last 20 games when playing on the road against Washington
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Washington's last 20 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis