Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs. Nationals Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(7-8) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals (5-8)
Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Patrick Corbin
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +100 | Nationals -120
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 , Nationals +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to get themselves back to .500 this Tuesday, as they take on a struggling Washington Nationals team at Nationals Park in Washington D.C. in what could be another shootout type contest.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are coming off of a series loss to the Phillies and a 2-0 loss in their last game and it is pretty amazing that this team comes into this contest just one game shy of the .500 mark, as they have not had much go well for them thus far.
Their starting pitching has been almost non-existent at times with this starting rotation only giving the team 1 quality start so far and have allowed opposing hitters to hit .249 against them to go along with a WHIP of 1.49.
At that point it would be logical to assume that the batting has kept this team afloat, but that is also not the case as the bats have also struggled hitting just .221 and owning an OBP of just a shade over .300.
The Washington Nationals come into this game with a 5-8 record and although they are struggling a bit at the moment, it is certainly not time for Nats fans to freak out, as they have been pretty unlucky at times during this 2021 season.
One of the main stats to point to that show that the Nationals are probably okay is the fact that they have a team average of .267 which is good for second in the league, but have batted in just 46 runs so far which has them ranked in 29th in terms of overall RBI’s.
If the Nationals are to win here though, Patrick Corbin will need to have a decent start and that is hard to rely on right now for the lefty, as he enters the game with an ERA in excess of 20. He has shown plenty of ability in the past though, so it would be hard to see him struggling for too long, but on the other hand this is not the easiest matchup in the world against a hungry Cardinals team.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 during game 2 of a series.
- Over is 6-2-1 in Cardinals last 9 Tuesday games.
- Over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Over is 5-2 in Cardinals last 7 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 9-4-1 in Cardinals last 14 road games.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals MLB Prediction:
These teams both have the batters on paper to have a high scoring game and given the two guys who are going to be going to the mound here, I would surprise me a lot if both of these teams are not into the bullpens sooner rather then later.
The Nationals unlucky streak with the bat has to end at some point and with a total sitting at 8.5 right now I am more then willing to take that chance that this is the game they break out of their funk.
The Cardinals can also contribute in a significant way on the scoreboard, as they have plenty of sluggers in their batting lineup and you just don’t know if Corbin is going to be able to get back to his best here.
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