Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks 6/28/24

St. Louis Cardinals (41-38) vs Cincinnati Reds (37-43)

Game Info: Friday, June 28, 2024 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Andre Pallante (3-3) (5.23) vs Frankie Montas (3-5) (4.48)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -116 / Cincinnati Reds -101 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals meet Friday in MLB action from Busch Stadium. Here’s a Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals prediction. This will be the second installment in a four-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

The Cincinnati Reds recent form and player performance

The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cincinnati Reds

Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

Recent betting trends in games played between the Reds and Cardinals

A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Reds vs Cardinals game

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Reds played a series versus the Pittsburgh Pirates this week. Cincinnati won Monday’s matchup 11-5 but then took losses 9-5 and 6-1 in the remaining pair. On Thursday versus the Cardinals, the Reds bagged 16 team hits in an 11-4 win. Andrew Abbott put up 5.0 innings in the start with two earned runs.

In the starter slot for the Reds on Friday it’ll be Frankie Montas. This year in his 14 starts Montas is 3-5 with a 4.48 ERA. Over his 144 career games (113 starts) Montas is 40-40 with a 3.95 ERA.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they played the Atlanta Braves in their last set. St. Louis lost 6-2 in game one of the Wednesday doubleheader but otherwise took wins 4-3 and 4-1 in the other pair. On Thursday the Cardinals gave up 10 runs over the first five innings. Starter Miles Mikolas had nine of them on 12 hits and a walk in 4.1 innings.

It’ll be Andre Pallante in the starter role for the Cardinals on Friday. This year Pallante is 3-3 with a 5.23 ERA in 14 games (five starts). During his career Pallante is 13-9 with a 4.01 ERA in 123 games (15 starts). The Cardinals will meet the Pirates and Nationals after this series.

Reds vs Cardinals Pick Injury Notes

Cardinals RF Lars Nootbar (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Brendan Donovan has recorded a Double in four of his last five appearances against the Reds.
  • Tommy Edman has recorded at least one Single in each of his last five appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last eight home appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one hit in each of the Cardinals' last 14 games at Busch Stadium against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last seven games against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Brendan Donovan has recorded at least one total base in each of the Cardinals' last 14 games at Busch Stadium against NL opponents that held a losing record.
  • Nolan Arenado has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against the Reds at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one total base in each of the Reds' last nine games.
  • Spencer Steer has hit a home run in three of the Reds' last four night games against NL opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jonathan India has scored at least one run in each of the Reds' last five night games.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one Double in each of the Reds' last four games against NL opponents.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one Single in each of the Reds' last four games at Busch Stadium against NL Central opponents that held a winning record.
  • Elly De La Cruz has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Reds' last six games against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
  • Jonathan India has recorded two or more hits in each of the Reds' last six games.

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction

I’ll stay with the Cardinals. Pallante is coming off a pretty rough outing versus the Giants with 5.1 innings and five earned runs (but still got the win). Prior to that Pallante had just one earned in 8.1 innings over two appearances. As for Montas, he’s given up five earned in his last 11.0 innings over two starts.

On Thursday the Cardinals got a painful start from Mikolas with his nine earned runs. St. Louis did get a nice bullpen effort though (4.2 innings; one earned) and the offense was solid. If Pallante can bounce back in game two it should set the stage for a W.

Andrew’s Pick St. Louis Cardinals -116

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