The Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals meet again on Saturday from Cincy. All odds for all games can be found at Top Bet sportsbook.
The Reds continued to lead their division, but they lost a full game in the race with a loss to the Cardinals yesterday. Todd Frazier led the way for Cincinnati with three hits and they scored five runs and all. Tonight they will start Mike Leake who was hit hard in his last outing. For the season Leake has allowed 159 hits in 145 innings of work.
The Cardinals have been one of the better teams lately in the league and are making their push for a wild-card berth. They scored 8 runs on 14 hits yesterday which ended up being enough for the bullpen who pitched well in relief of starter Lance Lynn. Tonight the Cardinals will start Jaime Garcia was lost his last two decisions. Garcia is pitching to a 4.00 ERA and 74 innings of work.
Cincinnati is 10-3 in their last 13 games against a right handed starter, 3-9 in their last 12 games as a home underdog, and 4-1 in Leake’s last five home games. St. Louis is 4-1 in their last five games as a favorite, 6-11 in their last 17 road games, and 2-7 in Garcia’s last nine starts. St. Louis is 1-4 in the last five meetings of these two.
The total is set pretty low for this game and we think both teams will hit the pitchers that take the mound this afternoon. Give us over for total runs scored in this game at the sportsbooks.