Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals - 9/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (85-60) vs Cincinnati Reds (57-87)

Game Info: Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 1:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Dakota Hudson/Jose Quintana vs Mike Minor/Hunter Greene

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The Cincinnati Reds will play the St. Louis Cardinals in a double header on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

The Cincinnati Reds are 57-87 this season and have lost seven of their last eight games. Cincinnati won Game 1 of this series by a score of 3-2 on Thursday night. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.91 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 610 runs with a .240 batting average and a .308 on base percentage. Kyle Farmer is batting .267 with 12 home runs and 67 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter in Game 1 for Cincinnati is Mike Minor, who is 4-11 with a 5.78 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP over 95 innings pitched this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati in Game 2 is Hunter Greene, who is 4-12 with a 5.26 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 102.2 innings pitched this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 85-60 this season and have won four of their last six games. St. Louis won Game 2 of this series by a score of 6-5 on Friday night. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.85 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP, and a .248 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 707 runs with a .256 batting average and a .328 on base percentage this year. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .326 with 35 home runs and 111 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected start in Game 1 for St. Louis is Dakota Hudson, who is 7-7 with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP over 126 innings pitched this season. The projected starter for St. Louis in Game 2 is Jose Quintana, who is 5-6 with a 3.34 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 143 innings pitched this season.

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The Cardinals come into these games with an 8 game lead in the NL Central over the Brewers and have pretty much locked up the third seed in the NL. Cincinnati has lost seven out of their last eight games and their pitching has really struggled. St. Louis is starting Dakota Hudson in Game 1, who has allowed 11 runs over his last 16 innings pitched. Mike Minor hasn’t been very good this season, but has allowed two runs or fewer in three out of his last four starts. I like the Reds in Game 1. I am taking the Cardinals in Game 2 behind a strong outing from Quintana.

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David’s Pick Game 1: Reds ML Game 2: Cardinals -1.5

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