Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals - 9/12/20 MLB Picks and Prediction
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Cincinnati Reds (20-25) at St. Louis Cardinals (19-19)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
Tejay Antone (0-1) (2.49) vs. Dakota Hudson (2-2) (3.19)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -140 / Cincinnati Reds +130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Cincinnati Reds face the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday, September 12th at Busch Stadium for game two of a three-game series.
The Cincinnati Reds defeated the St. Louis Cardinals by the final score of 3-1 on Friday in game one of the series. The Reds were led by starter Luis Castillo, who was able to toss a complete game two-hitter while only allowing a single earned run. Castillo struck out six in his second win of the season for the Reds. The Reds gained some ground on the Cardinals with the win on Friday, as Cincinnati is now 2.5 games behind the Cards for second place in the NL Central. The Reds own a record of 20-25 so far this season, while the Cardinals currently have a 19-19 record this season. The Reds will look to continue to gain ground on the Cardinals with another win on Saturday, while the Cardinals will look to get back over .500 and win their 20th game of the year in game two of this series.
The Cincinnati Reds are set to bring right-hander Tejay Antone to the mound to face the Cardinals. Antone is 0-1 with a 2.49 ERA through his first 25.1 innings of the season with the Reds. Antone allowed one earned run through 5.0 innings in his last outing against the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 6th.
The St. Louis Cardinals will send right-hander Dakota Hudson to the bump for Saturday's game. Hudson is 2-2 with a 3.19 ERA through his first 31.0 innings of the season with the Cardinals. Hudson allowed three earned runs through 5.0 innings against the Chicago Cubs in his last start on September 6th. Hudson has allowed one earned run through his last 11.2 innings against the Reds this season.
I like the Cardinals to shake off the loss on Friday and take game two of this series at home. Dakota Hudson has impressed against the Reds this year, and I think he will give the Cardinals a quality start in this one. This game should be lower scoring, but I like the Cardinals to come out on top when it is all said and done.