Reds vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/27

Reds vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/27

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MLB Preview and Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Both teams are looking to secure a win in this matchup.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 27, 2024
  • Time: 1:10 PM
  • Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Weather: 79°F

Team Breakdown:

St. Louis Cardinals:

The Cardinals hold a 24-26 record with a 12-14 away record. Lance Lynn is set to start for St. Louis.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (8 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.301 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Brendan Donovan (25 RBI)

Lance Lynn has a 2-2 record with a 3.68 ERA over 51.1 innings, demonstrating solid performance on the mound.

Cincinnati Reds:

The Reds have a 23-30 record with a 13-15 home record. Nick Lodolo will start for Cincinnati.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Elly De La Cruz (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Elly De La Cruz (.247 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Spencer Steer (35 RBI)

Nick Lodolo has a 3-2 record with a 3.34 ERA over 35.0 innings, indicating consistent performance as a starter.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
STL (24-26) +105 o9.5 +1.5 (-180)
CIN (23-30) -125 u9.5 -1.5 (+150)

 

Prediction:

For this matchup, we predict that the over of 9.5 runs is the pick. Here's why:

Both teams have been relatively consistent in scoring runs, and with hitters like Nolan Gorman and Elly De La Cruz leading their respective teams in home runs, there's potential for offensive fireworks.

Additionally, the starting pitchers, Lance Lynn for the Cardinals and Nick Lodolo for the Reds, while solid, have also shown vulnerability at times, suggesting that both offenses could capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Considering the offensive capabilities of both teams and the potential for runs to be scored throughout the game, the over of 9.5 runs seems like a reasonable pick.

Pick: Over 9.5 Runs

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