St Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 17 (9/17): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Game 2 Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 17 (9/17): MLB

 

Odds

Time 1:15 p.m. EST
Reds money line +235
Reds run line +1.5 (+120)
Cardinals money line -295
Cardinals run line -1.5 (-140)
Over / under 8

 

Key stats

  Cincinnati Reds St Louis Cardinals
Record 48-89 81-56
Road / home record 26-42 47-23
Last 10 record 6-4 8-2
Streak L2 W2
Over / under record 66-64-7 65-67-5
Runs / game 3.76 4.96
Runs allowed / game 5.37 3.97

 

Preview

The Cincinnati Reds and the St Louis Cardinals will play the 4th game of the series at the Busch Stadium on Thursday. The Cardinals took the win again 6-5 and the Reds are the first team in the National league to be eliminated.

 

Cincinnati Reds

The Reds get here with a 48-74 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.24 runs. They're batting for .241 AVG, 509 runs scored in 954 hits and 113 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Arizona Dbacks. Kyle Farmer leads the team with 55 RBI, 6 home runs and batting for .269 AVG.

Defensively they are allowing 5.17 runs per game and rank #28 in the league. Tyler Mahle leads the pitching staff with a 4.40 ERA, 114 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded with the Reds.

Probable Pitcher:  Hunter Greene (4-12, 4.97 ERA)

Greene will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Reds. Gray took the loss Friday, coughing up six runs on six hits and four walks over five innings as the Reds were downed 7-3 by the Mets. He struck out two. He has allowed 4 runs on 5 hits with 2 walks and 6 strikeouts in 5 innings versus the Cardinals in his career. He has been charged with the loss.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 81-56 record and have won 8 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.96 runs and and they're batting for .258 AVG, have 662 runs scored in 1178 hits and 170 home runs, ranking #2 in offense in the league behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 34 home runs and batting for .335 AVG with 107 RBI so far.

Defensively they are allowing 3.97 runs per game and rank #8 in the league. Adam Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 3.21 ERA, 132 strikeouts and 10 wins recorded with the Cards.

Probable Pitcher:  Jose Quintana (5-6, 3.04 ERA)

Quintana will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Cardinals. Wainwright earned the win during Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Cubs, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks with two strikeouts in five innings. He has a 10-5 record with an ERA of 3.09 and 105 strikeouts in 19 appearances versus the Reds in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Cincinnati are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against St. Louis.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

St. Louis are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games against Cincinnati.

St. Louis are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.

 

Prediction

The Reds have been awful and  continue to lose game as they're 2-8 in the last 10 games. For this game they'll send Hunter Greene to the mound who has been up and down this season and was pounded by the Cards the last time. Jose Quintana will start for the Cardinals who struggled in his last start but has dominated the Reds in his career. Quintana should dominate the Reds so I think the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 8 (-110)

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