Cardinals at Reds Prediction - MLB Picks 9/10/23

Cincinnati Reds (73-71) vs St. Louis Cardinals (63-79)

Game Info: Sunday, September 10, 2023 at 1:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Hunter Greene (3-6) (4.75) vs Miles Mikolas (7-10) (4.63)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -110 / St. Louis Cardinals +100 --- Over/Under: 10 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will meet for game two of their divisional series this Saturday from Great American Ballpark.

Cardinals Preview & Projected Starter

St. Louis moved to 63-79 after defeating Cincinnati. The St. Louis offense is scoring 3.97 runs per game, while batting .258, with a .328 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.64 ERA, with a 1.49 WHIP. 

Miles Mikolas (7-10, 4.63 ERA, 103 Ks) will start for St. Louis. The veteran right-hander didn’t capitalize on the home matchup with Oakland last time out, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings pitched. Mikolas has now dropped three of his last four starts, and he’ll attempt to turn things around, despite his team’s struggles at the plate. 

Cardinals Player Trends & Props

Nolan Arenado snapped a four-game hitless streak in the series finale, and he’s St. Louis’ leader in home runs (26) and RBI (87). 

Paul Goldschmidt has recorded a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he leads the Cards in hits (141), with splits of .278/22/69. 

Wilson Contreras homered twice in the game two victory over SD,  and he’s posting a line of .253/15/54.

Nolan Gorman produced a run in Wednesday’s win, and he’s second on the team in homers (24), with 68 RBI.

 

Reds Preview & Projected Starter

Cincinnati moved to 73-71 after falling to St. Louis. The Cincinnati offense is scoring 3.78 runs per game, while batting .257, with a .334 on-base percentage. The pitching staff carries a 4.96 ERA, with a 1.46 WHIP. 

Hunter Greene (3-6, 4.75 ERA, 104 Ks) will get the call for Cincinnati. The second-year flamethrower was lit up in his return to action against Toronto, surrendering nine runs in just three innings pitched en route to his fifth loss. Greene missed over two months of action, and after looking rusty in his first trip back to the mound, he’ll definitely seek better results here. 

Reds Player Trends & Props

Spencer Steer doubled in the lone run in the game two loss, has and he leads the team in hits (128), home runs (18), with 72 RBI. 

Elly De La Cruz has scored a run in five of the previous nine games, and he’s batting .242, with 52 runs scored thru 72 big league games.

TJ Friedl has collected a hit in seven of the last ten games, and he’s posting splits of .274/11/48.

Corey’s Free Pick

St. Louis has come into Ohio and put a wrench in Cincinnati playoff hopes, and with the host feeling the pressure, I believe they’ll find a way to win game three. Now, with Miles Mikolas and Hunter Greene set to go, both lineups should be able to find some production, and the Over may be the route to go for this pick ‘em divisional spot.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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