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Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (54-56) at Cincinnati Reds (45-65)

MLB Baseball: Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

A Wainwright (11-5) (4.89) vs. H Bailey (3-5) (7.32)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds +110 / St. Louis Cardinals -120 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Midwest, FS-Ohio

The Cincinnati Reds host NL Central foe the St. Louis Cardinals in a Sunday MLB baseball tilt.

The St. Louis Cardinals have been hot from time to time but not often enough to reach .500 and climb out of third in the NL Central. The Cardinals held their ground in the standings with 4-1 victory at Cincinnati on Saturday behind solid pitching and a few clutch hits. Cards starter Lance Lynn improved to 10-6 with the lone run scoring on three hits and a trio of free passes. St. Louis mustered four hits and seven walks with Paul DeJong clubbing a two run homer Tommy Pham drove in a run and scored. Adam Wainwright draws the starting assignment for the St. Louis Cardinals in Sunday’s game at the Cincinnati Reds. Wainwright comes off the disabled list where because of back problems and overall he has gone 11-5 with a 4.89 ERA over 20 starts. 

Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 8/6/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cincinnati Reds have struggled for the majority of 2017 so the playoffs are not on their radar but beating the rival St. Louis Cardinals would be the next best thing. The Reds couldn’t knock off the Cardinals Saturday night with the offense going silent. Cinci starter Luis Castillo was charged with all four runs (three earned) on three hits and five bases on balls through 6.1 innings to drop to 2-5. Cincinnati was held to five hits and four walks with Joey Votto slamming homer number 28 and walking twice while Adam Duvall tripled but was stranded.  The Cincinnati Reds turn to right hander Homer Bailey for Sunday’s start versus the visiting St. Louis Cardinals. Bailey comes off of a 9-1 victory at the  Pittsburgh Pirates  with the lone run given up on four hits and a pair of walks over six innings pitched.

The under is 16-6-4 in St. Louis last 26 overall and the under is 16-6-4 in St. Louis last 26 on grass. Cincinnati are 2-9 in their last 11 home games and Cincinnati are 5-15 in their last 20 overall while Cincinnati are 5-15 in their last 20 games on grass. The over is 6-2-1 in the last 9 meetings.

If the Cardinals are going to make a move in the NL Central, this is the type of game that has to be won…

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