A battle between the two top baseball betting teams in the National League Central highlights Monday night’s baseball action as the Cincinnati Reds host the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a key three game series. The Reds lead the Cardinals by two games for first place in the division. Cincinnati has won nine of their last 11 overall and is coming off a sweep over the Cubs while the Cardinals were rained out in Florida yesterday.
SBG Global current line: Cardinals – 135, Total 7.5 Over -115
The Cardinals will go with Chris Carpenter in the opener of this series on Monday. He is 12-3 on the season with a 2.91 ERA. He has pitched well all MLB betting season including last time out when he went 7 1/3 innings against Houston allowing two runs and four hits. He is 1-0 with 2.01 ERA in his last three starts. He has absolutely dominated the Reds in the last ten seasons going 10-3 with a 1.96 ERA.
Mike Leake gets the call for the Reds on Monday. He is 7-3 on the year with a 3.86 ERA. He has not pitched nearly as well lately as he did early in the season. He is 1-2 with a 6.06 ERA. He does have a win against St. Louis though as he won his only start against them going six innings while striking out five.
The Cardinals have been very good on Monday’s recently as they are 16-5 in their last 21 Monday games. The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last 7 vs. the National League Central. The Cardinals are 8-20 in their last 28 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
The Reds are 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Reds are 5-1 in their last 6 Monday games. The Reds are 1-4 in Leake’s last 5 starts vs. the National League Central
The Over is 7-0 in the Cardinals last 7 overall. The Over is 5-0 in the Cardinals last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Over is 5-1 in the Cardinals last 6 road games. The Over is 6-1 in Leake’s last 7 starts overall.
The Over is 11-5 in the last 16 meetings in Cincinnati between the Cardinals and Reds.