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2018 MLB Season
(41-52) Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals (47-44)
Date: Saturday, July 14, 2018
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Luis Castillo vs. Jack Flaherty
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -135 | Reds +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+150)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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Castillo was knocked around in his last outing, but walked away with a no-decision in a 5-6 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He went four innings giving up six hits and three earned runs while he struck out three and walked two.
In 98.1 innings of work, Castillo owns a solid strikeout (8.60 K/9) to walk (3.20 BB/9) rate, but has struggled stranding base runners (66.2% LOB%) and containing the long ball (1.65 HR/9). That combo has marked his ERA to 5.58, while he owns a better, but still high 4.73 FIP.
Cincinnati has played mediocre baseball in the past week as they’ve won three of their last six contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .282/.369/.426 to go with 15 extra-base hits and 29 RBI.
St. Louis Cardinals
It was a short outing for Flaherty who was knocked around by the San Francisco Giants before being pulled as St. Louis went on to lose 8-13. He went 2.1 innings giving up four hits and two earned runs while he struck out two and walked two.
In 70.0 innings of work, Flaherty owns an excellent strikeout (10.54 K/9) to walk (2.70 BB/9) rate, but he has had a rough time containing home runs (1.29 HR/9). He. Has a solid 3.34 ERA, but once his fortunate .271 BABIP regresses some, we should see his ERA fall more towards his 3.80 FIP.
St. Louis has played losing baseball in the past week as they could only win two of their three contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .249/.325/.376 to go with 12 extra-base hits and 25 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 16-5-2 in CIN last 23 overall.
- CIN are 10-25 in their last 35 Sat. games.
- STL are 2-7 in their last 9 games as a favorite.
- Under is 8-3 in STL last 11 games as a favorite.
- Under is 6-2 in Flahertys last 8 home starts
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: Cincinnati upsets St. Louis on the road
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Reds +125 & Cardinals UNDER Team Total
Flaherty’s ERA is gradually increasing and against this awoken Cincinnati lineup, I expect him to get hit around a bit. Castillo has had his struggles on the the road, but he has gotten off to a solid start in July (3.38 ERA). Back the road dogs.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Reds 5 – Cardinals 4
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