Nationals Vs Cardinals: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 20, 2021

Posted By Staff on April 20, 2021

Paul DeJong leads the St. Louis Cardinals (8-8) into a contest with the Washington Nationals (5-9) a game after he homered twice in a 12-5 win over the Nationals. The Nationals are moneyline favorites () against the Cardinals () in this outing, which starts at 7:05 PM ET on Tuesday. Washington has Patrick Corbin set to start, while St. Louis will send out Adam Wainwright.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 20, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Nationals vs Cardinals Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Corbin (WSH) Pitcher Wainwright (STL)
0 – 2 W/L 0 – 2
6.1 IP 12.2
21.32 ERA 7.11
3.000 WHIP 1.820
8.5 K/9 9.9
9.9 BB/9 2.8

Nationals Probable Starter Patrick Corbin

  • Corbin (0-2) takes the mound first for the Nationals to make his third start this season.
  • His most recent appearance was on Thursday against the Diamondbacks, when the left-hander tossed two innings, surrendering nine earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The opposing Cardinals offense has a collective .228 batting average, and is 14th in the league with 121 total hits and fourth in MLB play with 83 runs scored. They have the seventh-best slugging percentage (.408) and have hit the first-most home runs (25) in all of MLB.
  • The Nationals were favored on the moneyline for one Corbin start this season — they lost.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 20, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Corbin

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Nolan Arenado 47 .277 13 3 5 .370 .902
Yadier Molina 20 .250 5 1 2 .318 .718
Matt Carpenter 16 .188 3 0 0 .381 .756
Paul DeJong 9 .111 1 0 0 .273 .384
Austin Dean 8 .375 3 0 2 .444 1.069
Paul Goldschmidt 7 .286 2 0 0 .444 .873
Tommy Edman 6 .000 0 0 1 .250 .250
Edmundo Sosa 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
John Nogowski 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Andrew Knizner 1 1.000 1 1 2 1.000 5.000

Cardinals Probable Starter Adam Wainwright

  • Wainwright (0-2) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up three earned runs in five innings pitched on Wednesday in his last outing, a matchup with the Nationals.
  • The Nationals are batting .262 this season, third in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .397 (ninth in the league) with 13 home runs.
  • His team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 20, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Nationals Stats vs Wainwright (since 2007)

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Starlin Castro 51 .294 15 0 5 .339 .731
Ryan Zimmerman 45 .356 16 4 7 .370 1.126
Josh Harrison 33 .394 13 1 4 .417 .962
Jordy Mercer 32 .250 8 2 3 .294 .763
Kyle Schwarber 26 .192 5 1 2 .364 .710
Josh Bell 23 .304 7 1 5 .393 .871
Hernán Pérez 18 .389 7 1 1 .421 1.032
Juan Soto 12 .250 3 0 1 .308 .558
Trea Turner 12 .500 6 0 3 .500 1.167
Victor Robles 8 .125 1 1 1 .222 .722

Nationals Betting Trends

  • The Nationals score an average of 4.0 runs per game at home and 3.2 per contest away from Nationals Park.
  • The Nationals have the No. 27 offense in MLB play scoring 3.6 runs per game (51 total runs).
  • The Nationals have a 3-3 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 50% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -130 or shorter, Washington has a 1-3 record (winning just 25% of its games).
  • Washington has played in 14 games with an over/under set, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total six times (6-8).
  • Washington has a 2-2 record from the four games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have scored 83 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB.
  • In 10 road games this season, they’ve scored 5.6 runs per contest compared to the 4.5 per game they average at home.
  • The Cardinals have been underdogs in eight games this season and won four (50%) of those contests.
  • St. Louis has a record of 1-2 when they’re set as an underdog of +110 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • So far this season, St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in nine of their 16 games with a total.
  • In four games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, St. Louis has a record of 1-3.

Nationals Players to Watch

  • Trea Turner paces the Nationals with four home runs.
  • Among the qualified batters in MLB action, Turner’s 4 HR rank 15th.
  • Juan Soto is hitting .300 with two doubles, two home runs and eight walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Soto’s batting stats do not rank among the top hitters in the majors.

Nationals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Trea Turner 55 .291 7 4 7 .339 .903
Starlin Castro 53 .283 2 1 11 .286 .682
Juan Soto 50 .300 11 2 8 .390 .850
Victor Robles 44 .227 4 0 1 .358 .631
Kyle Schwarber 34 .235 3 1 2 .257 .669
Ryan Zimmerman 33 .303 4 2 3 .324 .839
Yan Gomes 26 .308 3 1 4 .333 .795
Josh Bell 25 .120 6 0 2 .207 .407
Josh Harrison 25 .440 3 1 5 .500 1.140
Andrew Stevenson 25 .240 4 1 4 .286 .686

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Yadier Molina leads St. Louis in runs batted in with 12 while batting .309, which is also best on the team.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB, Molina ranks 15th in HR (4), and 16th in RBI (12).
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .266 with an OBP of .309 and a slugging percentage of .516 this season.
  • Arenado’s .516 SLG ranks 17th, and his 4 HR rank 15th among all qualified batters in the league.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 68 .294 8 2 4 .351 .792
Nolan Arenado 64 .266 9 4 10 .309 .825
Paul Goldschmidt 64 .266 12 2 7 .309 .700
Yadier Molina 55 .309 11 4 12 .350 .932
Paul DeJong 53 .189 13 5 10 .317 .789
Dylan Carlson 50 .260 11 3 10 .367 .907
Justin Williams 39 .231 4 2 6 .286 .671
Matt Carpenter 32 .094 4 1 4 .211 .399
Austin Dean 19 .211 4 1 6 .360 .781
John Nogowski 12 .083 2 0 0 .214 .297

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