Reds vs Cardinals Prediction - MLB Picks 10/1/23

St. Louis Cardinals (70-91) vs Cincinnati Reds (82-79)

Game Info: Sunday, October 1, 2023 at 3:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Miles Mikolas (8-13) (4.82) vs Hunter Greene (4-6) (4.71)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals +105 / Cincinnati Reds -115 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals clash Sunday in game 3 of an MLB series at Busch Stadium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Reds look for a win after losing 6 of their last 10 games. The Reds have missed the playoffs for a third straight season. The Reds pitching staff is 25th in ERA (4.84), 26th in WHIP (1.42) and 26th in quality starts (44). The Reds' offense is 9th in runs per game (4.84), 17th in batting average (.249) and 14th in homers (197). Spencer Steer leads the Reds with 158 hits and 86 RBI, while TJ Friedl and Tyler Stephenson have combined for 249 hits and 122 RBI. Hunter Greene gets the ball, and he is 4-6 with a 4.71 ERA and 146 strikeouts this season. Greene is 1-2 with a 3.23 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals look for a win after losing 7 of their last 10 games. The Cardinals have missed the playoffs for the first time since 2018. The Cardinals pitching staff is 24th in ERA (4.83), 27th in WHIP (1.46) and 24th in quality starts (47). The Cardinals' offense is 20th in runs per game (4.44), 16th in batting average (.249) and 12th in homers (209). Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 159 hits and 80 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Tommy Edman have combined for 266 hits and 140 RBI. Miles Mikolas gets the ball, and he is 8-13 with a 4.82 ERA and 127 strikeouts this season. Mikolas is 4-7 with a 5.36 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Reds.

Randy’s Pick

The Reds are the better team, but neither side has anything to play for in this spot, and you could see a Reds team that's not inspired after being eliminated from the playoff conversation. The Cardinals are at least at home and Miles Mikolas is still a talented pitcher despite his struggles this season. Hunter Greene has had issues with control from time to time, and he just gave up 7 runs to Cleveland in 3 innings. I'll take a stab with the Cardinals at home and the plus money.

Randy’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals +105

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