Cardinals at Reds - 6/7/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (30-27) at Cincinnati Reds (21-36)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)
M Leake (4-4) (3.82) vs. John Lamb (1-3) (5.58)
The Line: Cincinnati Reds / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Tuesday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look to stay hot after winning six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have scored 14 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense has been hot recently, and they’ve won six straight games when scoring more than three runs. Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 65 hits, Matt Carpenter has 36 RBI and Aledmys Diaz has eight home runs. Mike Leake gets the nod, and he’s 4-4 with a 3.82 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. This will be Leake’s first career game against the Reds.
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The Cincinnati Reds also look to stay rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Reds have scored 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 straight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has been on fire, and they’ve won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jay Bruce leads Cincinnati with 54 hits, Brandon Phillips has 26 RBI and Zack Cozart has eight home runs. John Lamb takes the hill, and he’s 1-3 with a 5.58 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. Lamb is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 4-10 in their last 14 during game 1 of a series and 5-1 in Leakes last 6 starts. The Reds are 30-62 in their last 92 during game 1 of a series and 3-13 in Lambs last 16 starts. The Cardinals are 6-1 in the last 7 meetings.
Both teams are rolling right now, but it's easier to trust Leake and the Cards given that the Reds have had little to no success with Lamb on the mound. I'll take the Cards to get the victory on the road.