Cincinnati Reds (19-24) at St. Louis Cardinals (19-18)
MLB Baseball: Friday, September 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Luis Castillo (1-5) (4.15) vs. Adam Wainwright (4-0) (2.68)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -119 / Cincinnati Reds -101 --- Over/Under: 8 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals meet Friday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Reds have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Reds have won seven of their last nine games when scoring four or more runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 37 hits and 28 RBI while Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez have combined for 63 hits and 46 RBI. Luis Castillo gets the ball, and he is 1-5 with a 3.95 ERA and 60 strikeouts this season. Castillo is 3-4 with a 4.29 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Cardinals have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 13 games. The Cardinals have won nine straight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 38 hits and 15 RBI while Tommy Edman and Kolten Wong have combined for 65 hits and 28 RBI. Adam Wainwright gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 2.68 ERA and 31 strikeouts this season. Wainwright is 10-12 with a 5.14 ERA and 137 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games, 5-2 in their last 7 road games and 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 home games, 24-11 in their last 35 during game 1 of a series and 5-2 in their last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Reds last 5 overall. The over is 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 overall. The Reds are 46-95 in the last 141 meetings in St. Louis and 17-36 in the last 53 meetings.
Luis Castillo has allowed 13 earned runs and 33 hits in his last 31.1 innings while Adam Wainwright has allowed 11 earned runs and 25 hits in his last 34.1 innings. Wainwright appears to have found the fountain of youth and is pitching his best baseball in years. Through 40.1 innings, Wainwright is allowing a .192 batting average and .247 on base percentage. Because of that, I'm going to side with the Cardinals at home and the reasonable price.