St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds - 9/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds - 9/1/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (12-13) at Cincinnati Reds (15-19)

MLB Baseball: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Kwang Hyun Kim (1-0) (1.08) vs. Sonny Gray (5-1) (1.94)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds -157 / St. Louis Cardinals +145 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds face off on Tuesday in a National League Central showdown at the Great American Ballpark. In the first game of this series it was the Cardinals who came away with a 7-5 victory. 

The St. Louis Cardinals have had their struggles this year but coming into this game they have won two games in a row. Each of the last two games the Cardinals have scored seven runs. In the last game, Paul DeJong was the star of the show putting up two hits and driving in four RBI’s. In the last game the Cardinals almost blew the game late, but they found a way to get the job done. In this game the Cardinals need the bullpen to be good. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Cincinnati Reds who were buyers at the trade deadline and if the bullpen is better, maybe this is a playoff team that could make a run.Coming into this game the Reds have lost two games in a row and during those two games they have given up 17 runs total. Nick Castellanos has been the star of the show for the Reds hitting ten home runs and driving in 24 RBI’s. 

The Cardinals are 5-11 in their last 16 games as an underdog. The under is 23-9 in Gray’s last 32 games played on Tuesday. The Reds are 14-2 in Grays last 16 home starts.The Reds are 16-5 Gray’s last 21 games as a favorite. The Cardinals are 35-17 in their last 52 meetings against the Cardinals. 

Kwang-hyun Kim will get the start for the Cardinals and coming into this game he has a 1-0 record and an ERA of 1.08. 

Sonny Gray will get the start for the Reds and coming into this game he sits with a 5-1 record and an ERA of 1.94. 

These are two pitchers who have been good and runs are going to be to hard to come by in this game. Look for a low scoring game that stays well under the posted total. In terms of the side it's a lean to the Cardinals.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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