Cardinals vs Nationals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 12, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 12, 2021

The Washington Nationals (1-5) hope to avoid their sixth straight defeat when they visit the St. Louis Cardinals (5-4) on Monday at 7:45 PM ET. The Cardinals are listed as -152 favorites, while the Nationals are +128 underdogs as they try to snap their losing skid. John Gant gets the starting nod for St. Louis while Erick Fedde is Washington’s starter for the contest.

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 place a bet at DraftKings.

Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Lines

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals won 12, or 50%, of the 24 games they played as favorites last season.
  • St. Louis was 7-6 last season when entering a game favored by -152 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 57.9% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • St. Louis and its opponents hit the over in 21 of their 52 games with a total last season.

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Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Nationals were underdogs in 29 games last season and came away with the win 12 times (41.4%) in those contests.
  • Last season, Washington was victorious six times in 14 chances when named as an underdog of +128 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 42.1% chance of walking away with the win.
  • Washington and its opponents hit the over in 30 of their 56 games with a total set by oddsmakers last season.

Nationals Probable Pitcher – Erick Fedde

  • Fedde (0-1) takes the mound first for the Nationals to make his second start of the season.
  • The righty last pitched on Wednesday against the Braves, when he threw 1 2/3 innings, allowing five earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • The Nationals were the underdog on the moneyline for one Fedde start this season — they lost.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 12, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 5-4
Home 1-2
Road 4-2
vs LHP (Starters) 1-1
vs RHP (Starters) 4-3
Day Games 2-4
Night Games 3-0

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Cardinals Probable Pitcher – John Gant

  • The Cardinals will send Gant to the mound for his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday against the Marlins, throwing four innings and giving up no earned runs.
  • This will be his first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 12, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Nationals Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 1-5
Home 1-2
Road 0-3
vs LHP (Starters) 1-3
vs RHP (Starters) 0-2
Day Games 0-0
Night Games 1-5

Cardinals Hitting Stats

  • The Cardinals hit 51 home runs last season, the lowest total in MLB action.
  • The Cardinals averaged one home run per home game last season (30 total at home).
  • Last season, Paul Goldschmidt hit .304 with six home runs and 21 RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .253 last season with a team-high eight home runs and 26 RBI.

Nationals Hitting Stats

  • The Nationals hit 66 homers last season, which ranked 21st in the league.
  • They were 10-9 last season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • Juan Soto hit 13 home runs last season while slugging .695.
  • Trea Turner was productive with 41 RBI while picking up 78 hits.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick:
Cardinals (-152)

Over/Under Pick: Over (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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