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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds

June 28, 2024

MLB betting chances will be abundant in Game 2 of the Cincinnati Reds (38-43) and St. Louis Cardinals (41-39) matchup on Friday, June 28 at 8:15 PM ET at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals are favored to bounce back with a moneyline at -130.

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

The Reds snapped a two-game skid when they defeated the Cardinals 11-4 in Game 1 of their four-game series. They had given up 15 runs in just two games before their recent win.

Frankie Montas (3-5) will put his talent to the test in starting for this game. He currently has an ERA of 4.48 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has a slight edge over the Cardinals starter at this pace, but he is still at risk of allowing plenty of runs.

The Reds have a few key offensive performers who could change the game flow anytime. Jonathan India leads them with a .272 batting average, while Spencer Steer leads with 51 RBIs.

Their offense accumulates a batting average of .230, while their defense allows .236. There is a slight negative correlation here, which could impact them if their offense is not up to par.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals are 3-2 in their last five games and need a win to get back on the winning side. They are currently second in the NL Central, while the Reds are not far behind at fourth and need every win to stay ahead in this race.

They will start Andre Pallante (3-3) on the mound, who currently has an ERA of 5.23 and a WHIP of 1.62. His ERA is a bit concerning, but the team averages 3.99, close to the Reds average.

Nolan Gorman is leading the charge offensively in home runs with 16 out of their 78 for their team. They also showcase Masyn Winn, who leads with a .288 batting average. Their offense could have a big spark here to get things going.

The Cardinals average .239 batting each game, while their defense gives up .246. They cannot afford a bad day at the plate if their defense can only hold their opposition to this average.

Odds, Series Trends, and Free Pick

MyBookie offers compelling betting opportunities for the Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals showdown, which has the Cardinals favored to win. Looking at market analysis, the Cardinals have a 47.8 percent chance of getting back on the winning side.

Starter pitching will be critical, but both teams do not have a strong performer here. Looking at their averages at the plate, the Cardinals are more likely to accumulate more runs here. Look for the Cardinals to find a way to get it done.

Final Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -130