Cardinals vs. Reds - 9/27/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (66-90) at St. Louis Cardinals (81-75)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Robert Stephenson (2-2) (5.59) vs. A Wainwright (12-9) (4.48)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -215 / Cincinnati Reds +199 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Tuesday night.
The Cincinnati Reds look to play spoiler after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored 25 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last eight games. The Cincinnati Reds offense has been red hot recently, and they’ve won eight of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Joey Votto leads Cincinnati with 170 hits, Brandon Phillips has 63 RBI and Eugenio Suarez has 20 home runs. Robert Stephenson gets the ball, and he’s 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA and 23 strikeouts this season. This will be Stephenson’s first career game against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals need a big victory after losing four of their last five games. The Cardinals have allowed 22 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 12 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have an ERA of 4.05 and have lost seven of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Yadier Molina leads St. Louis with 153 hits, Stephen Piscotty has 83 RBI and Matt Carpenter has 19 home runs. Adam Wainwright takes the hill, and he’s 12-9 with a 4.57 ERA and 147 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 8-10 with a 4.41 ERA and 110 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 32-70 in their last 102 vs. a team with a winning record and 3-8 in their last 11 games on grass. The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 46-22 in Wainwrights last 68 starts. The Cardinals are 1-5 in Wainwrights last 6 home starts vs. Reds.
This line is insane considering the Reds have woken up offensively and are enjoying the spoiler role. Also, Wainwright has allowed four or more runs in four of his last six games. The Cardinals may still win, but I like the value with Cincy and the free run.