The Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals close out their series this afternoon from Cincy. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Reds lost the opener of the series on Friday, but bounced back in a big way to win on Saturday. They scored 8 runs on 12 hits as Mike Leake earned his sixth win of the year on the mound. This afternoon the Reds will start Homer Bailey who is coming off a no decision in his last appearance. Bailey has allowed 170 hits in 153 innings of work.
The Cardinals are right in the wild-card race in the National League, but did not help their chances with their loss on Saturday. They did manage 11 hits which only resulted in 2 runs however which eventually led to their demise. This afternoon the Cardinals will start Adam Wainwright who has won his last four starts. Wainwright has allowed 152 hits in 160 innings of work good enough for 3.65 ERA.
Cincinnati is 3-9 in their last 12 games as an underdog, 6-2 in their last eight games against a team with a winning record, and 8-2 in Bailey’s last 10 starts. St. Louis is 4-1 in their last five games overall, 1-4 in their last five game three of a series, and 2-5 in Wainwright’s last seven road starts. St. Louis is 1-5 in the last six meetings of these two.
The total in this game is set to a very attractive number. We will take over for total runs scored in this game at the best sports books.