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2021 MLB Handicapping
(1-0) St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (0-1)
Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs Tyler Mahle
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -105 | -115 Reds
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 , Reds +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Reds and Cardinals will meet Saturday afternoon in the second game of a three-game series between NL Central foes. The Cardinals took the first game of the series in a high-scoring affair, 11-6.
St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals attacked early and often Thursday, bringing in six runs in the top of the first inning and did not look back. The Cardinals and their high-powered offense have high expectations for this season, as they are the odds-on favorite to win the NL Central. The Cards also have the ninth best odds to win the World Series.
A big reason the Cardinals will be contenders this season is start third baseman Nolan Arenado. The former Colorado Rockie has been a 35 plus home run hitter for five straight seasons and gives the Cardinals another power hitter. Arenado, Paul Goldschmidt and Dylan Carlson combined for seven hits and five RBI’s in the win Thursday.
Adam Wainwright starts for the Cardinals Saturday. Wainwright continues to impress and put together a good season in 2020. Last year, the 39-year-old righty went 5-3 with a 3.15 ERA.
Cincinnati had a disappointing 2020 season after diving deep into free agency. They managed to make the playoffs, but were quickly bounced by the Atlanta Braves.
The reds should except a great year from Eugenio Suarez, who hit a home run in the team’s opener. Suarez hit .202 with 15 home runs to go along with 38 RBI’s. Nick Castellanos homered Thursday as well. He hit 14 dingers in 2020 and hit just under .230.
Tyler Mahle gets the start for Cincinnati. In 2020, Mahle went 2-2 with a 3.59 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 60 strikeouts overall.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 Saturday games.
- Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day.
- Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 vs. National League Central.
- Cardinals are 9-3 in their last 12 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 11-4 in their last 15 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 7-3 in their last 10 during game 2 of a series.
Free Reds Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
I’m sticking with the Cardinals in this spot. Wainwright gets the job done here and Mahle continues his struggles against the Cardinals. This has been a good back-and-forth rivalry over the last few years, but the Cardinals should have the firepower to get another victory.
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Arenado’s presence in the lineup makes the Cardinals a feared team moving forward.
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