Cardinals vs. Nationals MLB Prediction
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?
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