St Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 5/22/2014
Friday, May 23, 7:10 PM on FSMW, FSOH
Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
St Louis Cardinals - Miller, S (6-2) vs. Cincinnati Reds - Bailey, H (3-3)
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On Friday night, Shelby Miller will be going for his seventh win of the season when the St. Louis Cardinals face Homer Bailey and the Cincinnati Reds.
Shelby Miller had his best start of the season against the Atlanta Braves last week when he was able to pitch seven strong innings on his way to getting his fifth win in a row and his sixth win overall. Miller didn't give up an earned run in the game and he was able to strike out seven while walking two. He is now 6-2 on the season and his ERA is down to 2.79.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has four hits in 11 at-bats against Miller, which includes a double and a home run. Jay Bruce is hitless against the right-hander in six at-bats.
28-year-old Homer Bailey had his shortest outing of the season the last time he was on the mound when he was defeated by the Philadelphia Phillies for his third loss of the season. He only made it through 3.2 innings in that game and gave up a season-high six earned runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out two. He has given up 11 hits per nine innings this season and has a 5.44 ERA.
Catcher Yadier Molina is 10-for-30 against Bailey with two doubles, three home runs and four RBI. Matt Holliday has a .333 batting average against the right-hander in 39 at-bats with four doubles, a triple and two home runs.
St Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
St Louis Cardinals are 20-21-4 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for St Louis Cardinals is 0.1
Cincinnati Reds Betting Trends
Cincinnati Reds are 19-23-2 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Cincinnati Reds is 0.1
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 LF Ryan Ludwick Knee questionable
05/20/14 1B Joey Votto Quad questionable
05/05/14 RF Jay Bruce Knee 15-day DL (5/5)
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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