Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs Reds Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(62-55) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (56-62)
Date: Thursday August 15, 2019
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Michael Wacha vs. Sonny Gray
MLB Moneyline Odds: St. Louis +142 | Reds -164
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals trail the Chicago Cubs by a lone game in the NL Central. St. Louis has won straight games since snapping a five-game losing streak. St. Louis has relied on their pitching most of the season as they have allowed only 502 runs on the season.
Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals on offense with 26 homers and 85 RBI’s. Marcell Ozuna has produced as well with 22 homers in only 87 games. If the Cardinals want to be a threat they must improve on putting the ball in play. As a team they are only batting .243.
The Cardinals have Michael Wacha on the mound for Thursday night’s showdown. Wacha has been disappointing this season with a 6-5 record and a 5.54 ERA. The problem has been walks as he has an alarming 42 in just 89.1 innings. In two outings against the Reds he went four scoreless innings.
The Cincinnati Reds are a long shot to make the postseason.
The team stands at 56-62, and they are 7.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs who leads the NL Central. They are also 6.5 in back of the St. Louis Cardinals who hold the second NL Wild Card spot. If the Reds want to have any shot at making the playoffs this is a must-win game against a team that they’re looking to catch. The reason for the Reds struggles is their inconsistent offense (538 runs).
The leader of the offense is certainly Eugenio Suarez. Suarez has 33 homers and 75 RBI’s on the season. Jose Iglesias has been solid with a .292 average and eight homers.
On the mound for the Reds is Sonny Gray, who has been one of the best pitchers in the National League. Gray is 7-6 with a 3.10 ERA on the season. Over the last two starts he has gone 13 scoreless innings. In an April start against the Cardinals, Gray allowed two runs in five innings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 1-5 in their last 6 road games.
- Cardinals are 0-4 in their last 4 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Reds are 7-0 in Grays last 7 home starts vs. a team with a winning record.
- Reds are 5-0 in Grays last 5 home starts.
- Reds are 9-3 in their last 12 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction: Reds ML
This is a must-win game for the Reds and they not only have the home field, but a pitching edge on the mound with Gray.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Reds RL
Look for Gray to have another big outing for the Reds and they’ll score just enough against Wacha. Getting Gray at this price is a bargain.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals 3 – Cincinnati Reds 6
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