Cardinals vs Nationals: MLB Betting Lines, Stats and Predictions – April 13, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on April 13, 2021

The St. Louis Cardinals (5-5) are set to take on the Washington Nationals (2-5) on Tuesday at 7:45 PM ET. The Cardinals are listed as -120 favorites by bookmakers, while the underdog Nationals have +102 odds. Jack Flaherty gets the starting nod for St. Louis while Stephen Strasburg is Washington’s starter for the contest.

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 place a bet at DraftKings.

Cardinals vs Nationals Betting Lines

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals entered a game as favorites 24 times last season and won 12, or 50%, of those games.
  • St. Louis entered 20 games last season favored by -120 or more and was 10-10 in those contests.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 52.4% chance to win.
  • St. Louis’ games went over the total in 21 of their 52 chances last season.

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Nationals Betting Insights

  • The Nationals were victorous in 12, or 41.4%, of the 29 contests they were chosen as underdogs in last season.
  • Washington had a mark of 12-15 in contests where sportsbooks set them as +102 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Nationals have a 47.6% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Washington’s games went over the total in 30 of its 56 opportunities.

Nationals Probable Pitcher – Stephen Strasburg

  • The Nationals will look to Strasburg (0-0) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • In his most recent time out on Wednesday, the right-hander tossed six scoreless innings against the Braves while surrendering one hit.
  • The Nationals have not been the underdog on the moneyline when Strasburg starts this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 13, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Hitting Splits

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

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Cardinals Probable Pitcher – Jack Flaherty

  • Flaherty heads to the mound for the Cardinals to make his third start of the season, seeking his second win.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Wednesday against the Marlins, throwing six innings without allowing a run.
  • The 25-year-old ranks fifth in BB/9 among qualified pitchers in the majors this year.
  • His team won his only start as a favorite this season.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of April 13, 2021 at 2:07 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Nationals Hitting Splits

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

Cardinals Hitting Stats

  • The Cardinals hit the fewest home runs in baseball last season (51).
  • The Cardinals went 10-3 last season in games when they hit at least two homers.
  • 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 ranked 21st in Major League Baseball with 66 home runs.
  • 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 runs batted in while collecting 78 hits.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Nationals (+102)

Over/Under Pick: Under (7.5)

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

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