St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 8/31/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Cincinnati Reds (57-77) at St. Louis Cardinals (75-59)
MLB Baseball: Friday, August 31, 2018 at 8:15 pm (New Busch Stadium)
H Bailey (1-12) (6.17) vs. Austin Gomber (4-0) (2.79)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -210 / Cincinnati Reds +190 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds
NL Central MLB action pits the Cincinnati Reds against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The Cincinnati Reds slide continued in a 2-1, eleven inning loss to Milwaukee on Thursday which has the team looking at defeats in six of seven. Cincinnati starter Cody Reed gave up a run through 4.2 frames before Austin Brice surrendered a solo bomb in the 11th to get the loss.
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The Reds managed six hits and walked once with Dilson Herrera ripping an RBI single that plated Phillip Ervin in the 7th inning.
Cincinnati has named Homer Bailey as the series opening starter at St. Louis. Bailey comes off of a 9-0 loss at the Cubs with three runs plated on eight hits through five innings.
The St. Louis Cardinals continued to play well with a complete 5-0 victory against visiting Pittsburgh on Thursday. St. Louis starter John Gant tossed 5.2 shutout innings to get the win with five relievers putting up zeros.
The Cardinals did their damage on seven hits and a base on balls with John Gant and Harrison Bader slugging solo homers while Jose Martinez had a pair of hits with a run and two runs knocked in.
Rookie Austin Gomber toes the rubber against the Reds for the second time in 2018. Gomber defeated Colorado 12-3 last time out with two runs (one earned) allowed over six frames.
Cincinnati are 3-14 in their last 17 road games and under is 9-2 in Bailey’s last 11 road starts and Cincinnati are 13-40 in Bailey’s last 53 starts. St. Louis are 8-2 in their last 10 home games and are 21-6 in their last 27 overall and are 21-6 in their last 27 games on grass. Cincinnati are 6-20 in Bailey’s last 26 starts vs. St. Louis and Cincinnati are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings.
It’s hard to go against the Cardinals these days and based on their success against Bailey I’ll back St. Louis…