Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 5, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)|
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line: Cincinnati Reds +120 / St. Louis Cardinals -130 -- Over/Under: 9
The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals meet Wednesday in MLB action at Busch Stadium.
The Cincinnati Reds look for a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Reds have scored seven runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The Cincinnati Reds have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Eugenio Suarez leads the Reds with 59 hits and 40 RBI while Jose Iglesias and Joey Votto have combined for 106 hits and 32 RBI. Anthony DeSclafani gets the ball, and he is 2-3 with a 4.97 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. DeSclafani is 6-2 with a 3.45 ERA and 56 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The St. Louis Cardinals also need a win here after splitting their last 12 games. The Cardinals have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 14 games. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 61 hits and 27 RBI while Paul DeJong and Marcell Ozuna have combined for 112 hits and 77 RBI. Dakota Hudson gets the ball, and he is 4-3 with a 3.94 ERA and 42 strikeouts this season. Hudson is 1-0 with a 3.52 ERA and one strikeout in his career against the Reds.
The Reds are 20-42 in their last 62 road games, 5-16 in their last 21 Wednesday games and 6-2 in DeSclafani's last 8 starts. The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series, 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 4-1 in Hudson's last 5 starts with 5 days of rest. The Reds are 43-88 in the last 131 meetings in St. Louis, 10-22 in the last 32 meetings and 8-3 in DeSclafani's last 11 starts vs. Cardinals. The under is 7-2 in Cardinals last 9 overall. The over is 7-3-1 in Reds last 11 overall.
DeSclafani has allowed three or more runs in each of his last four starts and has had issues keeping the ball in the park. Hudson has allowed three or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts, but he's not the hardest pitcher in the world to hit and is allowing a .300 batting average in 32.2 innings at home this season. While the Cardinals should have the slight advantage, this feels like an over game with two pitchers who give up a lot of contact and can get tagged a bit. I'd lean toward the over before picking a side in this game.