St Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/24/2014
Sunday, May 25, 8:05 PM on ESPN
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
St Louis Cardinals - Wainwright, A (7-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Leake, M (2-3)
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St. Louis Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright, who is coming off of his best start of the season, will take on Mike Leake and the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday night.
Adam Wainwright pitched a complete game one-hitter on Tuesday against the Arizona Diamondbacks and picked up his seventh win of the season. Besides that one hit that Wainwright gave up in the fourth inning of the game, he was perfect throughout and ended up with nine strikeouts in the victory. The right-hander is 7-2 on the season with a sparkling 1.85 ERA and he has given up just 48 hits in 73 innings.
Outfielder Jay Bruce has done very well against Wainwright in his career by going 11-for-30 with a double, two home runs and eight RBI. Zack Cozart is just 4-for-22 against him with four strikeouts.
Mike Leake certainly pitched well enough to get the win against the Washington Nationals last week, but he ended up with a no decision in game the Reds ended up winning 4-3. He went 6.1 innings in that start and allowed just one run on seven hits while walking one and striking out four. Through nine starts, Leake has a 2.91 ERA and has allowed just 54 hits in 65 innings.
St. Louis left fielder Matt Holliday has 11 hits in 26 at-bats versus Leake with three doubles, a home run and six RBI.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 20-23-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 19-24-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0
Injuries to Watch
St Louis Cardinals
05/13/14 P Tyler Lyons Shoulder 15-day DL (5/12)
04/17/14 P Joe Kelly Hamstring 15-day DL (4/17)
05/21/14 1B Joey Votto Quad 15-day DL (5/16)
04/09/14 P Trevor Bell Elbow 15-day DL (4/08)
04/02/14 P Brett Marshall Finger 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 3B Jack Hannahan Shoulder 60-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Mat Latos Knee 60-day DL (3/21)
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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