St Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 16 (9/16): MLB
- Sep 17, 2022, 3:56:16 AM
|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||8.5|
|Cincinnati Reds||St Louis Cardinals|
|Road / home record||26-42||47-23|
|Last 10 record||6-4||8-2|
|Over / under record||66-64-7||65-67-5|
|Runs / game||3.76||4.96|
|Runs allowed / game||5.37||3.97|
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.
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: Fernando Cruz (0-0, 1.12 ERA)
Cruz will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Reds. Cruz 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: Jack Flaherty (0-1, 4.70 ERA)
Flaherty will be on the mound in the 4th game of the series for the Cardinals. Flaherty 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.
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.
The Reds upset the Cardinals in the 1st game of the series but that won't happen again. For this game they'll send Cruz to the mound who has been up and down this season and was pounded by the Cards the last time. Jack Flaherty will start for the Cardinals who struggled in his last start but has dominated the Reds in his career. The Cardinals are definitely winning this game but with the recent struggles from Flaherty I think the best play is the over.
PICK: Over 8.5 (-110)
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