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5-3 (0-2 V) Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 (2-1 H)
Date: Friday, April 15, 2016 – Jackie Robinson Day
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Tim Melville, RHP vs. Carlos Martinez, RHP
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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The Cardinals took out some frustrations against the Brewers on Thursday and look to continue that momentum here on Friday as they open a series against the Reds.
The Cards torched the Brewers for 7 runs while the Reds took it to the chin against the Cubs.
The Reds got a dosage of reality when they went into Wrigley Field. Cincinnati started the season at 5-1 and they started to raise just a few eyebrows. However, a trip to Wrigley these days, is never easy.
The Reds took a no hitter into the 7th inning of the Cubs Home Opener, only to lost that and blow a 3 run lead which set the tone for the series. Cincinnati was swept away, with an 8-1 route being the storyline on Thursday.
The Reds will try to change their losing ways as they send Tim Melville to the mound. He pitched just 4.0 innings against the Pirates, allowing 5 hits and just 1 run. He did manage to strike out 5, but walked 4 which was a major disappointment for him. Cutting down on walks is something that Melville must do, especially considering his stuff isn’t going to overpower anyone.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have caught fire and it comes at the right time. St. Louis has won 4 of their last 5, which includes a sweep over the Braves and 2 of 3 being taken in Milwaukee. The Cardinals offense is clicking, as they have averaged 6.50 runs per game thus far.
The Starting pitching is really starting to click too. Jamie Garcia was magnificent on get away day, going a complete game allowing just 1 hit and 1 walk with 13 strikeouts. This is the backbone to this team as they have a deep rotation that can cause the opposition a lot of fits.
Looking to follow suit, the Cards will send Carlos Martinez to the mount. Martinez went 6.0 innings against the Braves, allowing just 4 hits and 2 runs while striking out 5. He doesn’t have overpowering stuff, which really puts the pressure on him to command his stuff and keep the ball down.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CIN are 8-23 in their last 31 Fri. games.
- CIN are 18-39 in their last 57 overall.
- CIN are 18-39 in their last 57 games on grass.
- STL are 2-7 in their last 9 Fri. games.
- STL are 82-35 in their last 117 home games.
- STL are 23-7 in Martinezs last 30 starts.
- Under is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings in St. Louis.
- Under is 12-3 in the last 15 meetings.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The Reds came back to reality a bit and St. Louis is back in charge with their current winning ways.
Look for Martinez to follow Garcia and keep things rolling for the Cards pitching staff.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick:St. Louis -180
Martinez turns in a quality start, as the Cards roll at home to start the weekend off.
MLB Free Score Prediction:St. Louis 8- Cincinnati 3
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