St. Louis Cardinals (63-55) at Cincinnati Reds (56-63)
Thursday, August 15th, 2019 7:10 EST (Great American Ball Park)
Spread: Cardinals (+150) Reds (-160) O/U: 9.5
Free MLB Pick St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds
In this divisional matchup there are two teams streaking in opposite directions. The St. Louis Cardinals have now won 5 games in a row, coming off of a 6-0 victory over the Royals last night. On the other side of things, the Cincinnati Reds have now lost 4 games in a row. They were last on the receiving end of a wallop from the Nationals, by way of a 17-7 scoreline. However, these streaks certainly don't indicate the odds entering this affair. The Reds are coming into tonight's game as sizable favorites, so let's dive right into this and figure out why.
As the Cardinals continue to make a push for the postseason, Michael Wacha will make another rotational appearance. This will be his 16th start of the year, in 21 games played. His stats are an eye sore, to say the least. As a lifelong Cardinal, his seasonal WAR is at negative number for only the second time in his career, -0.5. His ERA is through the roof is at 5.54, and his WHIP following suit at 1.65. Per 9 innings, he's allowing 10.6 hits, 4.2 walks, and 2.1 home runs. The last number is the most dreadful of them all, as it's almost the worst in the entire league.
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