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2021 MLB Handicapping
(48-48) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (49-47)
Date: Friday, July 23rd, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Wade LeBlanc vs. Tyler Mahle
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +140 | Reds -160
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5 , Reds -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
The St. Louis Cardinals have managed to claw themselves back to the .500 mark and they will look to continue rolling this Friday as they take on the Cincinnati Reds at the Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis has won 4 of their last 5 games and now are 7.5 games back of the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Central and although that seems like a huge lead it is still possible for a Cardinals team as talented as this to catch them.
The biggest issue so far in 2021 for the Cardinals has been the batting lineup which has struggled quite a bit this year scoring only 382 runs which ranks them in just 26th place in the major leagues and if they are to have any chance of catching the Brewers, they will need to start swinging the bat quite a bit better.
Wade Leblanc comes into this game with a 4.31 ERA and a 0-2 record and is also giving up nearly a .300 average against the Cincinnati Reds over the course of his career, so it will be interesting to see how he goes about handing this powerful Reds batting lineup.
The Reds are in a pretty similar situation as their opponent this Friday, as they also need to put together a very solid second half of the season in order to gain themselves a playoff berth, as they also play in the NL central and trail the Brewers by 6.5 games.
Tyler Mahle will get the call to the mound for this one and that should give his team a boost in this matchup, as he has a nice 7-3 record to go along with a respectable 3.93 ERA and also has a .231 average against the Cardinals in his career and also boasts a 24.5% K rate against the Cards.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 4-11 in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals are 7-21 in their last 28 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Cardinals are 6-18 in their last 24 road games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Cardinals are 4-13 in their last 17 vs. National League Central.
- Reds are 12-3 in their last 15 games as a home favorite.
- Reds are 8-3 in their last 11 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Reds are 23-9 in their last 32 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
The Reds are in a great position here getting this matchup at home and having a clear advantage on the mound, as I expect Mahle to be able to go deep in this game given the Cardinals struggles with the bat and his history against this team.
Cincinnati seems far better positioned to make a seconod half run at the division as well, as they have an excellent batting lineup and a pitching staff whose starting rotation has been able to deliver 34 quality starts on the season.
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