Cardinals vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 14, 2021

Written By Staff on April 14, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals (6-5) and the Washington Nationals (2-6) play on Wednesday at 1:15 PM ET to break a 1-1 series tie. The Cardinals are favored () to win the contest against the Nationals (). St. Louis has Adam Wainwright starting, and Washington will counter with Joe Ross.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 14, 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

Wainwright (STL) Pitcher Ross (WSH)
0 – 1 W/L 0 – 0
7.2 IP 5.0
8.22 ERA 0.00
1.960 WHIP 0.800
8.2 K/9 7.2
3.5 BB/9 3.6

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright (0-1) gets the start for the Cardinals, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Thursday against the Brewers, when he threw five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up five hits.
  • The Cardinals have yet to be named a moneyline favorite when Wainwright starts this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Wainwright

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Starlin Castro 48 .292 14 0 5 .340 .715
Ryan Zimmerman 42 .357 15 3 5 .372 1.086
Jordy Mercer 32 .250 8 2 3 .294 .763
Josh Harrison 31 .355 11 1 3 .364 .880
Josh Bell 23 .304 7 1 5 .393 .871
Kyle Schwarber 23 .217 5 1 2 .400 .791
Hernán Pérez 18 .389 7 1 1 .421 1.032
Juan Soto 9 .111 1 0 0 .200 .311
Trea Turner 9 .556 5 0 3 .556 1.223
Victor Robles 6 .167 1 1 1 .286 .953

Nationals Probable Starter Joe Ross

  • The Nationals’ Ross will make his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw five scoreless innings while allowing two hits against the Dodgers.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 14, 2021 at 2:11 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • Last season the Cardinals had the No. 28 offense in baseball scoring 4.1 runs per game (240 total runs).
  • The Cardinals went 12-12 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 50% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -129 or shorter, St. Louis went 9-9 (50%).
  • St. Louis had an over/under set by oddsmakers 52 times last year, and combined with opponents to go over the total in 21 of those games (21-27-4).
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Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals won 12, or 41.4%, of the 29 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Washington entered 22 games last season as the underdog by +112 or more and was 11-11 in those contests.
  • Washington and its opponents went over the total last season in 30 of their 56 opportunities.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt hit six home runs while putting up a batting average of .304 last season.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Goldschmidt ranked 19th in BA (.304), and sixth in OBP (.417).
  • Nolan Arenado had eight home runs and 26 RBI a season ago.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Arenado’s SLG and OBP was not among league leaders.

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 slugged 13 homers last season while driving in 37 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
Josh Bell 195 .226 22 8 22 .292 .656
Kyle Schwarber 191 .188 30 11 24 .305 .698
Victor Robles 168 .220 20 3 15 .293 .608
Juan Soto 154 .351 39 13 37 .454 1.149
Yan Gomes 109 .284 14 4 13 .319 .787
Josh Harrison 79 .278 11 3 14 .352 .770
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

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