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2021 MLB Handicapping
(66-63) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (71-61)
Date: Monday, August 30th, 2021
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester (MIL) vs. Luis Castillo (CIN)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +160 | Reds -180
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Reds -1.5 (-130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
It’ll be a weekend NL Central showdown as the St. Louis Cardinals are on the road and open up a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds Monday night.
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis needs to get hot in order to make a run at a playoff spot in the National League. The Cardinals split their four-game series at Pittsburgh over the weekend, so they will not be thrilled with that result.
The Cardinals will now face Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Los Angeles (Dodgers) in a brutal stretch. They are 3.5 games back of Cincinnati for the second NL Wild Card spot.
Their offense ranks No. 17 in the MLB with a team batting average of .239.
They will be facing a Cincinnati pitching staff that is No. 17 with a team ERA of 4.37.
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The Reds had been playing well, which had catapulted them into a playoff position. They have not fallen out of that spot, but they did lose the final two games of their series at Miami.
However, the Reds are still 1.5 games ahead of San Diego for the second NL Wild Card spot. They have relied on their offense all season, where they rank 6th in the majors with a team batting average of .251.
Right fielder Nick Castellanos leads the team with 134 hits and has the 2nd best batting average in the league at .318; meanwhile, veteran First Baseman Joey Votto has a team high 28 homers and 83 RBI’s.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 66-63 overall
- Cardinals are 31-33 on the road
- Reds are 71-61 overall
- Reds are 36-29 at home
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
This line is giving plenty of credit to Castillo—too much, in my opinion. He has put together a nice stretch over the last few months, but this is still a guy who can get blown up any time he takes the mound.
The Reds offense has great numbers, but they are coming off a poor series without Winker in the lineup.
Take St. Louis.
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