Cardinals vs. Reds - 7/28/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (43-53) at St. Louis Cardinals (63-35)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
M Leake (8-5) (3.78) vs. J Garcia
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -164 / Cincinnati Reds +154 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, FSMW
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals play game two Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Reds have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last eight games. The Reds have lost five of their last eight games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 106 hits and 48 RBI while Todd Frazier and Brandon Phillips have combined for 99 RBI. The Cincinnati Reds have lost five of their last six road games. Mike Leake gets the nod, and he’s 8-5 with a 3.78 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Leake is 4-7 with a 4.75 ERA and 55 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to keep rolling after winning six of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won five straight games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 108 hits and 49 RBI while Kolten Wong and Yadier Molina have combined for 80 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight home games. Jaime Garcia takes the hill, and he’s 3-3 with a 1.69 ERA and 32 strikeouts this season. Garcia is 10-2 with a 3.18 ERA and 75 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 11-23 in their last 34 games as an underdog and 6-1 in Leakes last 7 starts. The Cardinals are 50-17 in their last 67 games as a favorite and 5-1 in Garcias last 6 Tuesday starts. The Cardinals are 10-4 in Garcias last 14 starts vs. Reds and the Reds are 1-4 in Leakes last 5 starts vs. Cardinals.
Even with Garcia coming off the DL, the Cardinals have been very, very tough to beat at home. Also, Garcia has owned the Reds throughout his career. It's only right he makes his return against this team.