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2021 MLB Handicapping
(75-67) Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals (70-69)
Date: Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Luis Castillo (CIN) vs. Miles Mikolas (STL)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Reds -115 | Cardinals +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds -1.5 (+125)
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.
Jose Barrero made the most of an unexpected start by doubling in the tiebreaking run in the 9th inning and then scoring on a past ball, leading the Reds over the Cardinals 4-2 Friday night.
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 75-67 overall
- Reds are 37-34 on the road
- Cardinals are 70-69 overall
- Cardinals are 36-33 at home
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
As flawed as the Reds are, they are a better team overall than the Cardinals and have a big enough starting pitching advantage on Saturday to be a valuable bet.
Castillo’s inconsistency can be frustrating but he still has an ace-level ceiling when he’s on, while Mikolas is a total question mark in an injury-riddled season.
I’m taking the Reds to grab another big win.
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