MLB Pick: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds – Sunday August 6, 2017

Major League Baseball Matchup at a Glance

  • Where: Great American Ballpark; Cincinnati, OH
  • Date & Time: Sunday August 6, 2017; 12:10pm CT
  • Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -124′
  • Total: 9.5
  • Quick Pick: St. Louis Cardinals – 124

In the final game of a three game series; the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon. The teams have split the first two games of the series. The St. Louis Cardinals are 54-56 on the season, which is third place in the National League Central. The Cardinals are 4.5 games back of the Chicago Cubs.

The Cincinnati Reds are 45-65 on the season, which is last place in the National League Central. The Reds are 45-65 on the season. Cincinnati won the first five games at home against St. Louis this season. The St. Louis Cardinals are -124 over the Cincinnati Reds in this game on Sunday.

Reds Looking for .500 at home

Heading into Saturday’s game, the Cincinnati Reds were 26-28 when playing at home this season. The Reds have been pretty strong overall offensively, scoring just shy of 500 runs this season. Joey Votto is having a fantastic season, with a .308 batting average, and 27 bombs in 2017.

Zack Cozart is on his way back from the disabled list, and he was putting together a fantastic season before his injury. The Reds biggest issue once again has been their pitching. Cincinnati has the worst team earned run average in all of Major League Baseball. The Reds are allowing more than 5 runs per game.

St. Louis Looking for Surge

The St. Louis Cardinals started Saturday just 4.5 games out of first place in the National League Central. Despite being 3 games under .500, St. Louis felt like they were still in the race. The Cardinals have lost back to back games, and each of their last three losses were by a single run.

The Cardinals offense has been anchored by veterans Jedd Gyorko and Yadier Molina. Gyorko is hitting .275, with 14 homeruns, while Molina leads the team with a .277 batting average. St. Louis as a team is hitting .255. The Cardinals pitching comes into Saturday with the 5th best ERA in the league at 3.80.

Cardinals Down Reds

Adam Wainwright is back off the disabled list for the St. Louis Cardinals. The veteran leads St. Louis in wins with 11 on the season. Wainwright has an ERA of 4.89, despite his 11-5 record. Wainwright has struck out 95 batters in 110 innings, while walking just 35 in 2017.

Homer Bailey will throw for the Cincinnati Reds. Bailey is 3-5 on the season with a 7.32 earned run average. Bailey has thrown just 39.1 innings this season. On the year, Bailey has struck out 23 batters, and walked 16. Look for St. Louis to finish the series with a win. Bet on the St. Louis Cardinals -124 over the Cincinnati Reds.