How Sharps Are Betting Nationals vs. Cardinals NLCS Game 1

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  • The betting odds for tonight's NLCS Game 1 between the St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals have been on the move ever since they opened up.
  • The over/under, in particular, has drawn a significant amount of action.
  • Let's take a look behind the curtain of The Action Network's suite of betting tools to see how professional bettors are playing the total tonight.

When it comes to tonight’s NLCS Game 1 between the Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals, our market tools are showing clear agreement regarding how sharps are betting this matchup.

And not only are big bets from respected players coming down on the moneyline, there’s also consensus on how smart money is landing on the Nationals vs. Cardinals over/under.

Using The Action Network’s tools and data, let’s look at how the pros are betting Game 1 of the NLCS.


Odds as of Friday at 1 p.m. ET and via PointsBet, where Action Network users can access an exclusive promotion to get a 200% deposit match (deposit $50, bet with $150).


Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals Sharp Report

Anibal Sanchez (11-8, 3.85 ERA) vs. Miles Mikolas (9-14, 4.16 ERA)

St. Louis opened as a -120 favorite and is garnering 60% of all moneyline tickets. While that does give us some information, what’s truly telling is where the majority of money is landing.

Those 60% of bets make up 83% of dollars wagered. In addition, Sports Insights’ Bet Signals triggered a Steam Move on the Cardinals, revealing that large wagers from professional bettors are responsible for the movement to -135.

When it comes to the total, SI Bet Signals are all we need to determine the opinions of sharps.

A whopping five sharp money indicators have been reported on the under, so it’s no surprise to see this number drop from an opener of 8.5 to 8.

In fact, the under action has been so one-sided that a handful of books have already adjusted the total another half-run to 7.5.