Cardinals vs. Reds - 8/10/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (46-66) at St. Louis Cardinals (59-54)
MLB Baseball: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at 7:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
A DeSclafani (6-0) (2.94) vs. J Garcia (8-8) (4.04)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -165 / Cincinnati Reds +155 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals play a rubber game Wednesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has caught fire recently, and they’ve won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Brandon Phillips leads Cincinnati with 111 hits, Joey Votto has 57 RBI and Zack Cozart has 15 home runs. Anthony DeSclafani gets the nod, and he’s 6-0 with a 2.94 ERA and 58 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals could use a win after losing seven of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have allowed 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 10 of their last 11 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.00 and have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Stephen Piscotty leads St. Louis with 114 hits, Aledmys Diaz has 57 RBI and Matt Holliday has 19 home runs. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 8-8 with a 4.04 ERA and 110 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 10-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 90 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 3-8 in DeSclafanis last 11 road starts. The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Garcias last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Cardinals are 8-2 in Garcias last 10 home starts vs. Reds.
The Cardinals haven't been playing well lately and should be down 0-2 in this series. Also, DeSclafani has been great all season long and consistently gives the Reds chances to win. I'll glaldy take Cincy and the big plus money.