Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals - 6/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals - 6/12/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (34-26) vs Cincinnati Reds (20-39)

Game Info: Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Dakota Hudson (4-2) (2.76) vs Graham Ashcraft (3-0) (1.14)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -175 / Cincinnati Reds +130 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Sunday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have won the first two games of this series. On Saturday the Cardinals won 5-4. 

The Cardinals sit with a 34-26 record overall but they had lost three games in a row before winning the first two games of this series. The Cardinals offense is ranked 6th in the MLB while their offense is ranked 5th. The Cardinals are averaging 0.95 home runs per game which is 18th best in the league. Paul Goldschmidt has hit 12 home runs and driven in 47 RBIs so far this season. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Reds who sit with a 20-39 record overall and they are struggling again having lost four games in a row. Over the last four games the Reds have only scored eight runs total and they need to get the offense going. The Reds pitching has been a big issue so far this year giving up 5.31 runs per game. Kyle Farmer has hit five home runs and driven in 34 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Reds is Graham Ashcraft who sits with a 3-0 record and an ERA of 1.14. In his last start against the Arizona Diamondbacks, he went six innings giving up three hits and zero runs. 

On the mound for the Cardinals is Dakota Hudson who sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA of 2.76. In his last start against the Rays he went seven innings giving up two hits and one run. 

The Cardinals are 1-5 in Hudson’s last six Sunday starts. The under is 7-0 in the Reds last seven road games. The under is 5-0 in the Reds last five road games against a right-handed starter. 

The trends point towards the under, and runs are going to be very hard to come by in this game. Ashcraft has been so strong this season and in his last start he gave up zero runs. Hudson also sits with an ERA under three. Look for both offenses to struggle against the opposing pitching and the under is going to cash.

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