Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals - 9/18/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (87-60) vs Cincinnati Reds (57-89)

Game Info: Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jordan Montgomery (8-4) (3.20) vs Luis Cessa (2-3) (5.25)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -275 / Cincinnati Reds +230 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds will play the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of their series at Busch Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Cincinnati Reds are 57-89 this season and have lost nine of their last ten games. Cincinnati has lost the last three games of this series by scores of 6-5, 5-1, and 1-0. The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 4.87 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average this season. The Reds offense has scored 611 runs with a .239 batting average and a .307 on base percentage. Kyle Farmer is batting .262 with 12 home runs and 67 RBI’s for the Reds this season. The projected starter for Cincinnati is Luis Cessa, who is 3-3 with a 5.25 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 60 innings pitched this season.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 87-60 this season and have won four of their last five games. Prior to winning the last three games of this series, St. Louis split a two game series with the Brewers. The St. Louis pitching staff has a 3.79 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP, and a .247 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 713 runs with a .256 batting average and a .328 on base percentage this year. Paul Goldschmidt is batting .322 with 35 home runs and 112 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. The projected starter for St. Louis is Jordan Montgomery, who is 8-4 with a 3.20 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 163 innings pitched this season.

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Cincinnati is 9-3 in their last 12 Sunday games and 1-4 during their last 5 game five’s of a series. The over is 5-1 in Cincinnati’s last 6 Sunday games. St. Louis is 7-0 in their last 7 Sunday games and 4-1 in their last 5 game five’s of a series. The under is 7-1 in St. Louis’ last 8 game five’s of a series. Cincinnati is 1-5 in these two teams last 6 head to head meetings.

St. Louis was able to sweep the double header on Saturday and will look for their fourth straight win on Sunday. The Cardinals will start Jordan Montgomery, who has allowed five earned runs over his last 17.2 innings pitched. For the Reds, Luis Cessa has allowed nine runs over his last 16.1 innings pitched. I am taking the Cardinals to win this game by two runs.

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David’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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