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Cardinals vs. Reds Free Picks

Written by OGB   
Friday, 02 August 2013 19:22

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds LinesThe St. Louis Cardinals are in danger of losing control in the National League Central Division. The Cincinnati Reds are in danger of losing the race for the N.L.’s second wild card spot.

St. Louis Cardinals @ Cincinnati Reds – Saturday, August 3

In an online casino, it is easy to speculate. In baseball, it’s just as easy to do so, because anything can and does (and will) happen in a single professional baseball game. However, no matter which pay per head sites you trust, you will probably conclude that after examining 5dimes.eu reviews for big-league baseball, the Reds are the better choice in this specific contest.

First of all, St. Louis will enter this game having played on Friday night after enduring a five-game, four-day series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals are more likely to be emotionally drained as they encounter this contest and, on a larger level, this weekend series against another division rival. St. Louis is being asked to carry a substantial workload this week, and that’s why fatigue – the mental kind even more than the physical one – could wear down the Cardinals in this game.

 

NFL betting experts with a fairly limited amount of baseball knowledge will probably say that the pitching matchup also favors Cincinnati. Any football analyst, if wanting to take a quick break from handicapping NFL preseason games, could look at the stat sheet and see that the starters in this contest are heading in opposite directions. St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook had a 1.76 ERA on June 19, but his ERA now stands at 3.18 after a rough outing on Monday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Westbrook simply isn’t an overpowering pitcher. He cannot get hitters to swing and miss, something every big-time pitcher has to be able to do at some point. Westbrook is showing signs of wearying in the dog days of summer, and in a game of consequence, Cincinnati’s hitters are likely to play with considerable intensity.

The Reds – when they begin this weekend series versus St. Louis – will be coming off an extended stretch in which they will have played 23 of 32 games on the road. Coming home will mentally refresh the Reds, in marked contrast to the Cardinals, who can’t wait to get home themselves. St. Louis, though, must finish this 11-game road trip first, and it’s going to be a big ask for the Cardinals.

What about Cincinnati’s pitcher in this tilt? Unlike Westbrook, Tony Cingrani is improving with time. Cingrani’s ERA was 3.40 on July 3, and he’s knocked it down half a run to 2.90 in his last four starts, none of which have yielded more than two runs. Cingrani was legitimately spectacular in his most recent outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The lefthander pitched seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while fanning 11 hitters. There’s no question that Cingrani is performing a lot better than Westbrook right now. This is not the pitching matchup St. Louis wants. Bettors should feel very good about going with the Reds in this situation on Saturday afternoon at The Great American Ballpark in the southwestern corner of Ohio.

My Pick: Cincinnati

 
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