Cincinnati Reds at St Louis Cardinals 8/20/2014 Free MLB Picks & Predictions
by Tony Sink - 8/19/2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Busch Stadium in St. Louis
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Cincinnati Reds ace Johnny Cueto (15-6) will be going for his sixth win in a row on Wednesday night when he faces off against Lance Lynn (13-8) and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Johnny Cueto had another great start last week when he was able to beat the Colorado Rockies on the road. He went eight innings in that game and allowed just two runs on six base hits while walking two and striking out six. His ERA is now a fantastic 2.06 on the year and he has only given up 5.9 hits per nine innings, which leads the league.
Outfielder Jon Jay is the one player on the Cardinals who Cueto does not like to face. Jay is 10-for-21 against him in his career with a double, three home runs and seven RBI.
Big right-hander Lance Lynn won his second game in a row last week when he was able to defeat the San Diego Padres. He pitched six innings in that outing and allowed one run on six hits while walking one and striking out six. He currently has a 2.91 ERA on the year and he has only given up seven home runs in 151.2 innings of work.
Reds outfielder Jay Bruce has nine hits in 19 at-bats versus Lynn in his career with a double, two triples, two home runs and eight RBI. Billy Hamilton is just 1-for-6 against him with two strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 55-65-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.2
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 54-63-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for St Louis Cardinals is -0.1
Injuries to Watch
08/18/14 P Homer Bailey Elbow 15-day DL (8/8)
08/17/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 60-day DL (7/1)
08/17/14 3B Todd Frazier Back questioanble
08/07/14 P Logan Ondrusek Shoulder 15-day DL (7/13)
07/10/14 2B Brandon Phillips Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
06/21/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 60-day DL (4/08)
06/14/14 P Sean Marshall Shoulder 60-day DL (6/13)
St Louis Cardinals
08/08/14 P Jason Motte Back 15-day DL (8/1)
07/10/14 C Yadier Molina Thumb 15-day DL (7/9)
07/06/14 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 60-day DL (6/24), out for season
06/23/14 P Michael Wacha Shoulder 60-day DL (6/21)
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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