St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 5/29/24

Cincinnati Reds (24-31) vs St. Louis Cardinals (26-27)

Game Info: Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 1:10 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Frankie Montas (2-3) (4.61) vs Andre Pallante (0-1) (6.30)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -120 / St. Louis Cardinals -102 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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In this article we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds prediction for this MLB game on Wednesday, May 29th at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. To formulate this prediction for game three in the series, we will examine:

  • The Cardinals recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Reds recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis 
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Cincinnati
  • Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis and Cincinnati
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between St. Louis and Cincinnati

Cardinals Going for Another Series Win 

The St. Louis Cardinals are 26-27 this year and they have won six of their last seven games. St. Louis lost game one in this series, but they did win game two by a score of 7-1 on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Cardinals won both games against the Cubs, swept the Orioles in three games, and won two out of three against the Red Sox. St. Louis has won 11 of their last 14 games and they are third in the NL Central behind Chicago and Milwaukee. 

The St. Louis pitching staff has a 4.13 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a .254 opponent batting average. The Cardinals offense has scored 208 runs with a .235 batting average and a .310 on base percentage. Nolan Arenado is batting .257 with four home runs and 25 RBI’s for the Cardinals this season. St. Louis is 27th in the MLB in runs scored this year, but they have scored at least five runs in six of their last ten games. 

Reds Gaining Momentum 

The Cincinnati Reds are 24-31 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Cincinnati won game one in this series by a score of 3-1, but did lose game two on Tuesday. Prior to this series, the Reds swept the Dodgers in three games, lost two out of three against the Padres, and lost three out four against the Dodgers. Cincinnati is 5-3 in their last eight games, but they are still last in the NL Central. 

The Cincinnati pitching staff has a 3.89 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a .237 opponent batting average. The Reds offense has scored 224 runs with a .216 batting average and a .298 on base percentage. Elly De La Cruz is batting .245 with nine home runs and 24 RBI’s for the Reds this season. Cincinnati is 14th in team ERA and they have allowed one earned run in three of their last four games. 

Starting Pitchers

The projected starting pitcher for St. Louis is Andre Pallante, who is 0-1 with a 6.30 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP over 10.0 innings pitched this season. Pallante will only go an inning or two before the bullpen takes over. The projected starting pitcher for Cincinnati is Frankie Montas, who is 2-3 with a 4.61 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP over 41.0 innings pitched this year. Montas has allowed 11 earned runs in his last three starts (15.2 IP). 

Why the Cincinnati Reds will win

The Cardinals have lost eight of their last nine day games against NL Central opponents following a road win.The Reds have won four of their last five games.The Cardinals have failed to cover the run line in each of their last six games against the Reds at Great American Ball Park following a win.The Reds have covered the run line in seven of their last eight games against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park following a home loss.

Why the St. Louis Cardinals will win

The Reds have lost each of their last five games as home favorites following a home loss.The underdogs have won four of the Reds' last five games at Great American Ball Park.The Cardinals have covered the run line in each of their last seven Wednesday day games against National League opponents.The Reds have failed to cover the run line in each of their last five games as home favorites following a home loss.

Total Runs Facts

Each of the Reds' last four day games against NL Central opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.Five of the Cardinals' last six day games against National League opponents have gone UNDER the total runs line.The 'Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs' market has hit in each of the Cardinals' last five Wednesday day games against National League opponents.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 

Both of these teams started the season playing very poorly, but they have played better recently and they are trying to get back into the NL Central race. St. Louis is red hot right now and their offense is finally starting to wake up. The Cardinals will start Andre Pallante, who did get roughed up in his last start. Cincinnati plays their best baseball at home and they are going with Frankie Montas, who has not pitched very well over his last three outings. I don’t love the starting pitching matchup, especially with the offenses starting to pick up the pace, so my St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds prediction is for this game to go over the total. 

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

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