The Cincinnati Reds in the St. Louis Cardinals will close out their serious tonight on Sunday Night Baseball. All MLB odds can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Reds and Cardinals rivalry is definitely the most prevalent has been a while and you can tell by the intensity of the games on the field. The Reds picked up their second straight win versus the Cardinals yesterday on a walk-off homerun in the bottom of the 10th. Tonight Homer Bailey will get the start and will look to complete the series sweep. Bailey has won his last two starts overall.
The Cardinals are starting to dig themselves a little bit of a hole in the division. The offense was the problem yesterday as they only amassed two runs on eight hits for the game. To avoid a sweep the Cardinals will look to Jake Westbrook who has won 3 of his last four decisions and is pitching to a 3.75 ERA in 105.2 innings of work.
Cincinnati is 5-0 in their last five games, 8-3 in their last 11 home games, and 1-4 in Bailey’s last five starts as a favorite. St. Louis is 7-19 in their last 26 games against a team with a winning record, 3-10 in their last 13 games as an underdog, and 4-1 in Westbrook’s last five starts. Cincinnati is 2-8 in Bailey’s last 10 starts against St. Louis.
Although we actually like both pitchers in this game we just feel that the number is a little bit too low. Give us over for total runs scored in this game at online sportsbooks.