Cardinals vs Nationals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 13, 2021

Written By Staff on April 13, 2021

The Washington Nationals (2-5) visit the St. Louis Cardinals (5-5) on Tuesday at 7:45 PM ET. The Nationals are  against the hosting Cardinals (). St. Louis’ Jack Flaherty and Washington’s Stephen Strasburg will take the mound first.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 13, 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

Flaherty (STL) Pitcher Strasburg (WSH)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 0
10.1 IP 6.0
5.23 ERA 0.00
1.260 WHIP 0.500
8.7 K/9 12.0
5.2 BB/9 3.0

Cardinals Probable Starter Jack Flaherty

  • Flaherty (1-0) pitches first for the Cardinals to make his third start of the season.
  • The righty last appeared on Wednesday against the Marlins, when he tossed six scoreless innings while giving up one hit.
  • The Cardinals were the moneyline favorite for one Flaherty start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 13, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Flaherty

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kyle Schwarber 18 .111 2 1 1 .304 .582
Josh Bell 17 .235 4 1 2 .278 .807
Trea Turner 7 .286 2 2 2 .286 1.429
Jordy Mercer 7 .286 2 0 1 .375 .661
Josh Harrison 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Hernán Pérez 6 .167 1 1 2 .167 .834
Starlin Castro 6 .333 2 1 1 .333 1.166
Ryan Zimmerman 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Juan Soto 2 .000 0 0 0 .600 .600
Victor Robles 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Nationals Probable Starter Stephen Strasburg

  • The Nationals will send Strasburg to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday, when he threw six innings against the Braves without allowing a run.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 13, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Strasburg

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 put together a 12-12 record in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 50% of those games).
  • St. Louis finished 10-10 last year (winning 50% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -120 or shorter.
  • St. Louis had an over/under set by bookmakers 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

  • Last season, the Nationals won 12 out of the 29 games, or 41.4%, in which they were the underdog.
  • Last season, Washington won 12 of its 27 games, or 44.4%, when they were the underdog by at least +102 on the moneyline.
  • Washington’s games went over the total in 30 of their 56 chances last season.

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 hitters in baseball.
  • Nolan Arenado hit eight home runs with 26 RBI last year.
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Arenado’s hits and batting average fell outside of 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 finished with a .351 batting average last season and 13 home runs.
  • Soto’s .351 BA ranked second, his .454 OBP ranked first, his .695 SLG ranked 19th, and his 13 HR ranked 24th 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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