Cardinals vs. Nationals MLB Prediction

Cardinals vs. Nationals, 4/19/21 MLB DFS Notes & Betting Predictions

The Cardinals are off to a sluggish start and have had problems beating the Nationals in previous meetings. Will St. Louis struggle to knock off Washington tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET despite having Jack Flaherty on the hill?

Game Snapshot

951 St. Louis Cardinals (-125) at 952 Washington Nationals (+105); o/u 8.5

7:05 p.m. ET, Monday, April 19, 2021

VENUE: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN

Matt Carpenter went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on Sunday in the Cardinals' shutout loss to the Phillies. Carpenter struck out in all three of his plate appearances versus Phillies' ace Aaron Nola before being lifted from the contest in the seventh inning. The 35-year-old veteran infielder has been mired in a disastrous 2-for-29 (.069) slump at the plate to open the 2021 campaign. It will be interesting to see how much longer the Cardinals continue to give him regular at-bats to try to break out of the tailspin, before they're forced to turn to some of their younger alternatives within the organization.

Washington Nationals DFS SPIN

Trea Turner went 3-for-5 with a stolen base on Saturday in the Nationals' win over the Diamondbacks. Turner notched a season-high three hits, and also swiped his third base of the season. The 27-year-old speedster has been re-inserted atop the Nationals' lineup recently and appears primed for another potential 30-steal campaign. He's hitting .292/.346/.479 with two runs scored, two homers, five RBI and three steals in 52 plate appearances.

Cardinals vs. Nationals Betting Prediction

The Cardinals are 1-6 in their last seven meetings with the Nationals and are 2-6 in their last eight games overall. They’re also 0-4 in their last four games when their opponent allowed five runs or more in its previous game. Speaking of the Nationals, they’re 21-5 in their last 26 games versus National League Central opponents, are 6-2 in their last eight games as a home underdog and are 8-3 in their last 11 home games when facing a right0hadned starter.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: WASHINGTON NATIONALS +105

Loading...

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Cubs vs. Tigers MLB Prediction The Cubs took the first game of their series against the Tigers and the two teams will meet again on Saturday afternoon at 4:10 p.m. ET in Detroit. Will the Cubs also win...
Thumbnail Angels vs. Red Sox MLB Prediction Following their come-from-behind victory on Friday night, the Red Sox will look to take Game 2 of the three-game series versus the Angels on Saturday afternoon....
Thumbnail Braves vs. Brewers MLB Prediction Despite losing two of three to the Cardinals over the last three days, are the Brewers a sound play as a home favorite on Friday night when they open a new series...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Padres MLB Prediction The Cardinals are coming off an impressive series versus the Brewers in Milwaukee where they took two of three from their NL Central rivals. Will they continue their...
Thumbnail Cardinals vs. Brewers MLB Prediction National League Central rivals will play the rubber match of their three-game series in Milwaukee on Thursday when the Brewers host the Cardinals at 1:40 p.m....