Cardinals vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 4, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 4, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals (1-1) take on the Cincinnati Reds (1-1) after Paul DeJong hit a pair of home runs in a 9-6 loss to the Reds. The Cardinals are favored (-109) in this matchup with the Reds (-106), which begins at 1:10 PM ET on Sunday. St. Louis has Carlos Martinez starting things off, and Cincinnati will send out Jeff Hoffman.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 4, 2021, 3:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Martínez (STL) Pitcher Hoffman (CIN)
0 – 3 W/L 2 – 1
20.0 IP 21.1
9.90 ERA 9.28
2.000 WHIP 1.880
7.7 K/9 8.4
3.6 BB/9 3.4

Cardinals Probable Starter Carlos Martínez

  • Martinez starts for the first time this season for the Cardinals.
  • The 29-year-old right-hander started and threw five innings when he last appeared Thursday, Sept. 24 against the Royals.
  • Martínez and his team went 1-2 in the three games he appeared in when they were the moneyline favorite a season ago.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Martínez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joey Votto 29 .138 4 1 4 .422 .663
Eugenio Suárez 24 .333 8 0 4 .360 .860
Tucker Barnhart 14 .286 4 0 3 .474 .760
Jesse Winker 10 .600 6 0 4 .692 1.492
Nick Castellanos 6 .167 1 0 0 .286 .453
Alex Blandino 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Mike Moustakas 5 .400 2 1 1 .571 1.571
Kyle Farmer 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000
Nick Senzel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler Naquin 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Reds Probable Starter Jeff Hoffman

  • The Reds will send out Hoffman for his first start of the season.
  • The last time the 28-year-old righty pitched was on Saturday, Sept. 26, throwing two innings out of the bullpen against the Diamondbacks.
  • The right-hander did not pitch as the moneyline underdog last season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 4, 2021 at 6:08 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Hoffman

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Paul Goldschmidt 7 .571 4 0 1 .571 1.285
Paul DeJong 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Matt Carpenter 2 .500 1 0 2 .667 1.667
Yadier Molina 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • Last season the Cardinals had the No. 28 offense in MLB play scoring 4.1 runs per game (240 total runs).
  • The Cardinals won 50% of the games last season they were the moneyline favorite (12-12).
  • When it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -109 or shorter, St. Louis had a 12-11 record (winning 52.2% of its games).
  • In the 52 games oddsmakers set an over/under for St. Louis, it combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-27-4).

Reds Betting Trends

  • Last season, the Reds won eight out of the 19 games, or 42.1%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Cincinnati was 7-10 last season when entering a game as the underdog by -106 or more on the moneyline.
  • Cincinnati and its opponents went over the total last season in 25 of their 60 opportunities.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt racked up a batting average of .304, while hitting six home runs last season.
  • Goldschmidt ranked 19th in BA (.304), and sixth in OBP (.417) among the qualified batters in MLB action.
  • Nolan Arenado had eight home runs and 26 RBI a season ago.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Arenado’s hitting stats were not among league batting leaders 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
Tyler O’Neill 139 .173 20 7 19 .261 .621
Dylan Carlson 110 .200 11 3 16 .252 .616
Andrew Knizner 16 .250 1 0 4 .235 .548
Justin Williams 5 .200 0 0 0 .333 .533

Reds Players to Watch

  • Nicholas Castellanos finished with a .225 average, 14 home runs and 34 RBI last season.
  • Castellanos’ 14 HR ranked 18th among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Eugenio Suarez slugged 15 homers and finished with 38 RBI.
  • Suarez ranked 15th in HR (15), and 22nd in RBI (38) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Reds Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Nicholas Castellanos 218 .225 37 14 34 .295 .781
Eugenio Suárez 198 .202 29 15 38 .309 .779
Joey Votto 186 .226 32 11 22 .351 .797
Jesse Winker 149 .255 27 12 23 .388 .932
Mike Moustakas 139 .230 13 8 27 .327 .795
Tucker Barnhart 98 .204 10 5 13 .291 .679
Nick Senzel 70 .186 8 2 8 .247 .604
Kyle Farmer 64 .266 4 0 4 .329 .642
Aristides Aquino 47 .170 7 2 8 .304 .623
Tyler Stephenson 17 .294 4 2 6 .400 1.047

Cardinals vs Reds Player Props

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