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Cardinals at Reds - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (56-49) at Cincinnati Reds (42-62)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at 7:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

A Wainwright (9-5) (4.02) vs. D Straily (6-6) (3.84)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds / St. Louis Cardinals --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds begin a three-game series Tuesday night on FS1.

The St. Louis Cardinals look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals offense continues to crush, and they’ve won six of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Aledmys Diaz leads St. Louis with 110 hits, Stephen Piscotty has 59 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 14 home runs. Adam Wainwright gets the nod, and he’s 9-5 with a 4.16 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 8-10 with a 4.44 ERA and 104 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

Cardinals at Reds - 8/2/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has woken up in the second half, and they’ve won seven of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Phillips leads Cincinnati with 98 hits, Jay Bruce has 80 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Dan Straily takes the hill, and he’s 6-6 with a 3.84 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. This will be Straily’s second career game against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals are 2-7 in their last 9 games following an off day and 41-17 in Wainwrights last 58 starts. The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 games following an off day and 4-1 in Strailys last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings. 

The Cardinals have won Wainwright's last five starts, and he's mixed in a couple of shutouts recently. Straily has also been solid, allowing just three combined runs in his last three starts. However, I think it's easier to trust Wainwright in this spot. I'll side with the Cards here.

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