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Free MLB Picks St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction and Odds 08-16-2019

St. Louis Cardinals (63-56) at Cincinnati Reds (57-63)

MLB Baseball: Friday, August 16th, 2019 at 7:10 PM ET (Great American Ball Park)

Moneyline: St. Louis Cardinals (+120), Cincinnati Reds (-130)

Over/Under: 9

The NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds in the second game of a 4-game weekend series. The Cardinals look to bounce back after last night's 2-1 loss. Sonny Gray struck out 10 batters in 5 scoreless innings to lead the Reds to victory and snap the Cardinals' 5 games win streak. The Reds ended their own 4 game losing streak as their pitching staff recorded 15 strikeouts in total while only allowing 2 hits. The Cardinals sit tied for 1st in the NL Central with the Cubs while the Brewers are 1 game behind. The Reds are 6.5 games back in both the NL Central and Wild Card races, but Subscribe to Cover The Spread 365 now to see why the Reds will win tonight.

Starting Pitching Matchup

RHP Adam Wainwright (8-8) takes the bump for the visiting Cardinals tonight with his 4.35 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 118/49 K/BB ratio over 120.0 innings this season. In his most recent outing on Saturday, Wainwright struck out 8 over 6.0 innings while allowing just 1 run on 6 hits in a win against the Pirates. He last faced the Reds on July 19th when he gave up 7 earned runs on 9 hits in just 3.1 innings of work.

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