The St. Louis Cardinals (69-90) host the Cincinnati Reds (81-78) on Friday in an all NL Central affair. The Cardinals lost another series, dropping two out of three to the Brewers this week. The Reds are 1.5 games behind the Marlins for the final Wild Card spot, but they need a lot of things to go right for them to get into the postseason. Cincinnati and St. Louis are tied at 5-5 on the season, so this series will decide the season series winner.
Reds vs Cardinals Betting Odds
|Team||Money Line||Run Line||Over/Under|
|St. Louis Cardinals||+100||+1.5|
Reds vs Cardinals Match Details
Fixture: Cincinnati Reds @ St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time: Friday, September 29, 8:15 p.m. EDT
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
The Cardinals’ Jake Woodford is on the mound tonight, carrying a 2-2 record and a 5.09 ERA. The Reds have a decent offense, and they’ve picked it up at the plate lately. Woodford has made seven starts and seven relief appearances this year, and in his starts he usually pitches around five innings, or sometimes he has even shorter outings. The Reds have hit the Cardinals’ pitching staff hard this season, so let’s see if that trend continues.
Cincinnati’s Brandon Williamson gets the call, holding a 4-5 record and a 4.54 ERA. The left-hander has had mixed results this season, and this will be his 23rd start of his rookie campaign. St. Louis is really cold at the plate over the past week, averaging a tad over two runs in their past seven. Williamson didn’t have a great outing versus the Cards back in May, so he’ll try to deliver a better performance here.
Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Prediction
Cincinnati needs to win out here and rely on Miami and Chicago to drop some games. St. Louis can play the role of spoiler, but they come in with a 33-45 home record, which is terrible. The Reds need to win tonight to keep their playoff hopes alive, so back them to win on the road here.