Cardinals vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 12, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 12, 2021 - Last Updated on April 13, 2021

The Washington Nationals (1-5) will look to break a five-game losing streak when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals (5-4) on Monday at 7:45 PM ET. The Nationals are not expected () to end the streak when they take on the favored Cardinals (). St. Louis’ John Gant and Washington’s Erick Fedde pitch first for their squads in this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 12, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gant (STL) Pitcher Fedde (WSH)
0 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
4.0 IP 1.2
0.00 ERA 27.00
1.750 WHIP 4.200
9.0 K/9 5.4
6.8 BB/9 5.4

Cardinals Probable Starter John Gant

  • The Cardinals will look to Gant (0-0) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday, the right-hander tossed four innings against the Marlins, giving up no earned runs while surrendering four hits.
  • The Cardinals have not been favored on the moneyline when Gant starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Gant

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jordy Mercer 7 .143 1 0 0 .143 .286
Trea Turner 6 .500 3 1 2 .571 1.571
Hernán Pérez 5 .600 3 0 0 .600 1.200
Ryan Zimmerman 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Juan Soto 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 1.167
Yan Gomes 3 .333 1 0 0 .500 .833
Starlin Castro 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Victor Robles 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Nationals Probable Starter Erick Fedde

  • Fedde heads to the mound for the Nationals to make his second start of the season, seeking his first win.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, when he threw 1 2/3 innings, giving up five earned runs while allowing six hits against the Braves.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 12, 2021 at 2:06 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Fedde

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 28 .214 6 0 4 .312 .598
Matt Carpenter 19 .211 4 0 2 .273 .589
Nolan Arenado 18 .278 5 2 3 .350 .961
Yadier Molina 16 .250 4 0 2 .250 .500
Austin Dean 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .311
Tommy Edman 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Paul DeJong 4 .500 2 0 1 .600 1.100

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • Last season the Cardinals had the No. 28 offense in MLB action scoring 4.1 runs per game (240 total runs).
  • The Cardinals won 12 of the 24 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (50%).
  • When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -152 or shorter, St. Louis had a 7-6 record (winning 53.8% of its games).
  • In the 52 games bookmakers set an over/under for St. Louis, it combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-27-4).

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals were underdogs in 29 games last season and won 12 (41.4%) of those contests.
  • Washington had a record of 6-8 in games where oddsmakers had them as underogs of at least +128 on the moneyline.
  • Last season, Washington and its opponents hit the over in 30 of their 56 games with a total.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt hit six home runs while putting up a batting average of .304 last season.
  • Among qualified batters in MLB action, Goldschmidt ranked 19th in BA (.304), and sixth in OBP (.417).
  • Nolan Arenado hit eight home runs with 26 runs batted in last year.
  • Among qualifying hitters in MLB play, Arenado’s SLG and OBP were not in the top 25 in MLB.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 204 .250 29 5 26 .317 .685
Paul Goldschmidt 191 .304 31 6 21 .417 .883
Nolan Arenado 182 .253 23 8 26 .293 .727
Paul DeJong 152 .250 17 3 25 .322 .671
Yadier Molina 145 .262 12 4 16 .303 .662
Matt Carpenter 140 .186 22 4 24 .321 .635
Dylan Carlson 110 .200 11 3 16 .252 .616
Lane Thomas 36 .111 5 1 2 .200 .450
Andrew Knizner 16 .250 1 0 4 .235 .548
Justin Williams 5 .200 0 0 0 .333 .533

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Juan Soto finished with a .351 batting average last season and 13 home runs.
  • Soto ranked second in BA (.351), 19th in SLG (.695), first in OBP (.454), and 24th in HR (13) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Trea Turner was a key run producer with a .335 average, 12 homers and 41 RBI.
  • Turner ranked first in hits (78), fourth in BA (.335), 11th in SLG (.588), 13th in OBP (.394), and 15th in RBI (41) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Nationals Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 233 .335 46 12 41 .394 .982
Victor Robles 168 .220 20 3 15 .293 .608
Juan Soto 154 .351 39 13 37 .454 1.149
Luis Garcia 131 .282 17 2 16 .309 .683
Yan Gomes 109 .284 14 4 13 .319 .787
Starlin Castro 60 .283 9 2 4 .317 .784
Alex Avila 49 .184 6 1 2 .355 .641
Andrew Stevenson 41 .366 11 2 12 .447 1.179
Yadiel Hernandez 26 .192 3 1 6 .214 .637
Jordy Mercer 20 .200 2 0 0 .273 .473

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