Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Pick, Odds, Prediction - 9/11/14
St. Louis Cardinals (80-66) at Cincinnati Reds (69-77)
MLB Baseball: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:35 pm (Great American Ball Park)
Lance Lynn (R) (15-8) (2.802) vs. Johnny Cueto (R) (17-8) (2.229)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds -130 / St. Louis Cardinals +120 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-N, STO
The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds wrap up their four-game series on Thursday afternoon.
The St. Louis Cardinals have split their last six games and are 14 games above a .500 record. The Cardinals pitching staff has led the way lately, allowing three or less runs in five of their last eight games. Overall, the St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 3.63, which is 15th in the majors, and they’ve won six straight when allowing three or fewer runs. Offensively, Matt Holliday has five hits in this series and Jon Jay has a hit in nine of his last 10 games. Starting is Lance Lynn, who is 15-8 with a 2.80 ERA and has 156 strikeouts in 176.2 innings. Lynn is 6-1 with a 4.02 ERA in 12 career games against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds are 3-6 in the month of September and eight games below a .500 record. Pitching has been an issue for the Reds lately, as they’ve allowed four or more runs in seven of their last nine games. Overall, the Cincinnati Reds have an ERA of 3.61, which is 14th in the majors, and they’ve lost six of their last seven games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Todd Frazier has a hit in five of his last six games and Brandon Phillips has a six-game hitting streak. Johnny Cueto gets the nod, and he’s 17-8 with a 2.23 ERA and has 213 strikeouts in 214 innings. Cueto is 4-6 with a 4.55 ERA in 17 career starts against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 0-5 in Lynns last 5 starts during game 4 of a series and 6-1 in Lynns last 7 starts overall. The Reds are 40-18 in Cuetos last 58 home starts and 7-2 in Cuetos last 9 starts overall.
Two great pitchers on the mound, game could really go either way. Give me the team that pays out the plus money.