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(3-1) Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals (1-3)
Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Pitchers: Arroyo vs. Leake
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cincinnati +160 / St. Louis -175
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cincinnati -150 / St. Louis +130
MLB Betting Total: 8.5 (Over -105 / Under -115)
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The Reds pitched their second shutout in three games last for their third straight win, 2-0 over the Cardinals.
Amir Garrett used 78 pitches to throw six, two-hit innings in his Major League debut and the bullpen took it from there, preserving what was a 1-0 lead for most of the night. Cincy added one insurance run in the ninth.
Since losing on Opening Day, the Reds are 3-0. Billy Hamilton is hitting from the leadoff spot early on this season but he hasn’t shown any bit of an increased propensity to work walks. What’s actually surprising is that Joey Votto hasn’t seen his first BB of the season.
So are the Reds hot or just overdue for a couple stinkers already? That’s the question we face.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Red Birds have done the inverse of the Reds. St. Louis won its opener and has since dropped three straight.
Mike Leake turned in eight great innings of work on Friday night but the offense just hasn’t gotten it going yet.
Look at last night’s box score and you’ll see a bunch of batting averages between .100 and .200. Then there’s Mike Leake down at the bottom hitting .500.
The Cardinals’ bats will get going eventually. Maybe a matchup with the familiar, and ever hittable, Bronson Arroyo will help that process along.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-1 in CIN last 9 Sat. games.
- CIN are 7-2 in their last 9 Sat. games.
- Under is 11-5 in CIN last 16 road games.
- Under is 11-4-1 in STL last 16 home games.
- Under is 5-2-1 in STL last 8 overall.
- Under is 5-2-1 in STL last 8 on grass.
- STL are 8-0 in Wachas last 8 starts vs. CIN.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: it goes under the total.
I do think Arroyo’s familiarity will help things for the Cards a little bit, but how can you get behind a team when its entire lineup is ice?
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 8.5 (-115)
Neither one of these teams are hitting so even if the pitching matchup is a little scary, it’s still a play that should be made.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 3 – St. Louis 4
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