St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals - 4/20/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Nationals - 4/20/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Nationals (5-9) vs St. Louis Cardinals (8-8)

Game Info: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 7:05 pm (Nationals Park)

Patrick Corbin (0-2) (21.32) vs Adam Wainwright (0-2) (7.11)

Betting Odds: Washington Nationals -115 / St. Louis Cardinals +105 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Washington Nationals will host the St. Louis Cardinals in an NL matchup on Tuesday. It will be the 2nd of a three-game set at Nationals Park.

The Cardinals took the first game 12-5. Jack Flaherty got the win after tossing 6 innings, allowing 2 runs with 5 strikeouts. From the dish the Cardinals had 12 hits, 5 of which were home runs. Paul DeJong hit 2 homers, one of which was a grand slam. To start the season, the Cardinals have a .228 team batting average and .719 OPS. Yadier Molina leads the team with a .309 average, .932 OPS and 12 RBI.

Starting for the Cardinals on Tuesday will be righty Adam Wainwright. To start the year he is 0-2, with a 7.11 ERA, 1.89 WHIP and 14 strikeouts. Against this Nationals lineup in his career, he has allowed a .299 batting average with 10 home runs in 250 at bats.

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The Nationals lost their second straight game on Monday. Starter Joe Ross was rocked by the Cardinals lineup, as he gave up 10 runs, on 8 hits with 4 home runs allowed in just 4.1 innings. From the dish they had 7 hits and were 2-7 with runners in scoring position. To start the season, the Nationals have a .262 team batting average and .719 OPS. Trea Turner leads the team with 4 home runs and a .903 OPS.  

Getting the start for the Washington will be lefty Patrick Corbin. To start the season, he is 0-2 with a 21.32 ERA, 3.00 WHIP and 6 strikeouts. In his career against this Cardinals lineup, he has allowed a .221 batting average with 3 home runs in 96 at bats.

St. Louis is 4-6 in their last ten games, 5-3 as the underdog this season, and 6-4 on the road. The over is 9-6-1 in their games.

Washington is 4-6 in their last ten games, 3-3 as the favorite this season, and 3-5 at home. The under is 8-6 in their games.

Washington is opening this one as the favorite, despite their slow start. Patrick Corbin is starting for the Nationals and has been off to a brutal start. The Cardinals have destroyed left-handed pitching this season, with a .302 average (2nd) and .934 OPS (1st). On the other side Wainwright has not been great either, but he should have enough support to scratch out a win here. Give me the Cardinals to win.

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Joe’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals +105

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