St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/12/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds - 9/12/20 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds (19-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (19-18)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Anthony DeSclafani (1-2) (6.00) vs. Dakota Hudson (2-2) (3.19)

The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -140 / Cincinnati Reds +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals meet Saturday in MLB action at Busch Stadium. 

The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Reds have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Reds have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Nick Castellanos leads the Reds with 38 hits and 28 RBI while Jesse Winker and Eugenio Suarez have combined for 65 hits and 47 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 7-4 with a 3.75 ERA and 83 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

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The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 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 66 hits and 28 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA and 27 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA and 28 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

The Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 5-11 in their last 16 games as an underdog and 5-2 in their last 7 road games. The Cardinals are 6-1 in their last 7 Saturday games and 6-13 in their last 19 during game 2 of a series. 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.

Anthony DeSclafani has been in complete struggle mode all season long, while Dakota Hudson has been rather consistent, which includes allowing seven earned runs and 15 hits in his last 26.2 innings. Dakota Hudson is allowing a .198 batting average and .264 on base percentage this season through 31 innings. With a Reds team that's 29th in runs scored and 30th in team batting average, this is a spot that should favor the Cardinals.

Give me the Cards and the cheap price at home. 

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Randy’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -140

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.