Reds vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/29

Reds vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 5/29

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

The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. This NL Central matchup features two teams looking to climb the division standings.

 

Game Overview:

  • Date: May 29, 2024
  • Time: 10:10 AM
  • Location: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Weather: 71°F

Team Breakdown:

St. Louis Cardinals:

The Cardinals have a 26-27 record with a 13-15 away record. Andre Pallante is the probable starting pitcher for St. Louis.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Nolan Gorman (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Masyn Winn (.297 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Nolan Arenado (25 RBI)

Andre Pallante has struggled this season, with a 0-1 record and a 6.30 ERA over 10.0 innings, indicating control issues with a high WHIP of 1.90.

Cincinnati Reds:

The Reds have a 24-31 record with a 14-16 home record. Frankie Montas is set to start for Cincinnati.

Key Players:

  • Home Runs: Elly De La Cruz (9 HR)
  • Batting Average: Elly De La Cruz (.245 AVG)
  • Runs Batted In: Spencer Steer (35 RBI)

Frankie Montas has a 2-3 record with a 4.61 ERA over 41.0 innings, showing moderate control and effectiveness with a WHIP of 1.41.

Game Odds:

Team Moneyline Total Run Line
STL (26-27) OFF EVEN OFF
CIN (24-31) -120 OFF EVEN

Prediction:

For this matchup, we predict the Cincinnati Reds to win. Here's why:

The Reds have shown a slight edge over the Cardinals recently, with a 14-16 home record compared to the Cardinals' 13-15 away record. Frankie Montas, while not dominant, has been more consistent than Andre Pallante, who has struggled significantly this season with a 6.30 ERA and a high WHIP of 1.90.

Additionally, the Reds' lineup, featuring power hitters like Elly De La Cruz and Spencer Steer, is better positioned to capitalize on Pallante's control issues. The Reds have also demonstrated better overall team performance, especially in recent games.

Pick: Reds Moneyline (-120)

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