St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds - 8/31/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Cincinnati Reds (51-77) vs St. Louis Cardinals (75-55)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Mike Minor (3-10) (6.10) vs Jose Quintana (4-6) (3.45)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +190 / St. Louis Cardinals -250 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will play the Cincinnati Reds in Game 3 of their series on Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 75-55 this season and have won three of their last four games. St. Louis won Game 1 of this series by a score of 13-4 on Monday night. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.84 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a .244 opponent batting average this season. The Cardinals offense has scored 639 runs with a .259 batting average and a .330 on base percentage. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .333 with 33 home runs and 105 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected starter for St. Louis is Jose Quintana, who is 4-6 with a 3.45 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP over 127.2 innings pitched this season.

The Cincinnati Reds are 51-77 this season and have won three of their last five games. Cincinnati won Game 2 of this series by a score of 5-1 on Tuesday night. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 5.01 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a .257 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 545 runs with a .241 batting average and a .308 on base percentage this year. Kyle Farmer is batting .266 with eight home runs and 59 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Mike Minor, who is 3-10 with a 6.10 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 79.2 innings pitched this season.

St. Louis is 5-0 in their last 5 game three’s of a series and 22-7 in their last 29 games. The over is 8-0 in St. Louis’ last 8 game three’s of a series. Cincinnati is 9-4 in their last 13 game three’s of a series and 5-21 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The over is 7-3 in Cincinnati’s last 10 Wednesday games. The over is 6-3 in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.

After being dominated on Monday night, Cincinnati was able to respond with a 5-1 win on Tuesday night to tie the series. Cincinnati will start Mike Minor in this game, who has had a rough season. Minor has allowed 15 runs over his last 23 innings pitched for the Reds. For St. Louis, Jose Quintana has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five straight outings. I like the Cardinals to bounce back here with a great offensive effort.

David’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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