Free MLB Pick: Reds vs. Cardinals Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(74-67) Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals (70-68)
Date: Friday, September 10th, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Tyler Mahle (CIN) vs. Jon Lester (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds -140 | Cardinals +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds -1.4 (+110)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 8.5
NL Central rivals will begin a crucial three-game series on Friday night when the Cincinnati Reds visit the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
After holding a playoff spot for a bit, the Reds have now lost nine of their last 12 games while falling behind the San Diego Padres in the Wild Card race.
The Reds have maintained one of the best offenses in baseball throughout the season with an average of 4.91 runs per game and a 0.760 OPS to rank third in the Majors.
Cincinnati pitching hasn’t held up as well with a 4.38 collective ERA to rank slightly below average, including a mark of 5.18 from a bullpen that has been a massive weak point for an otherwise good roster.
Cincinnati is missing a huge bat as outfielder Jesse Winker isn’t quite ready to return from a strained intercoastal muscle while Nick Senzel is still recovering from knee surgery in May.
St. Louis Cardinals
Grabbing a four-game split against the mighty Dodgers is not a bad result at all for St. Louis, as its pitching was fantastic in the final two games of the series.
It hasn’t been a good season for the Cardinals at the plate, as they are averaging 4.11 runs per game with a 0.709 OPS to rank in the bottom 10 teams in baseball.
St. Louis pitching is right at league average with a 4.15 combined ERA despite walking an MLB-worst 3.97 opposing batters per nine innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Reds are 74-67 overall
- Reds are 36-34 on the road
- Cardinals are 70-68 overall
- Cardinals are 36-32 at home
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The slumping Reds need a stopper right now, and Mahle can provide exactly that as he’s been fantastic all season.
While the Cardinals are right in the Wild Card race, they still have a lot of flaws as a roster, and it’s hard to trust Lester against the elite Reds offense as his stuff has waned with age.
I’m taking the Reds to get back on track here.
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