The two top teams in the National League Central meet on Saturday in the second game of a three-game set. It should be a good matchup on the MLB betting Network as Adam Wainwright goes for the Cardinals against Cincinnati’s Mike Leake.
Check out the current line for this game at SBG Global Sportsbook.
There are not many pitchers in baseball better than Wainwright. In his last 34 starts he is 21-8 with a 2.22 ERA. During that time period he has 222 strikeouts and only 57 walks. Wainwright is 5-1 this season with a 2.08 ERA. He has not pitched that well in his career at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati though with a 5.14 ERA.
It could be a pitcher’s duel on Saturday night since the Reds will be going with Mike Leake. He is 3-0 this season with a 3.10 ERA. He shut out the Cubs for six innings in his last start before allowing three runs in the seventh inning of a 5-3 victory according to the baseball odds.
Cincinnati was not expected to be right with the Cardinals in the National League Central race but so far things have gone well for the Reds while the Cardinals have been up and down. “It’s the kind of competition you look forward to, right?” Cardinal’s manager Tony La Russa said. “Just because we had a good first month, nothing is written in stone about how the season is going to go. There’s going to be challenges. We’ll see if we’re good enough. But they are playing well. We’re coming in there at a good time for them. They’ve got their pitching lined up, but so do we.”
Baseball betting fans have seen St. Louis is just 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games. They are also only 2-6 in their last eight game number two’s of a series. Before yesterday’s game, the Cardinals were 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Cardinals are 20-6 in Wainwright’s last 26 road starts.
The Reds are 5-2 in their last 7 home games. The Reds are 9-23 in their last 32 Saturday games. The Reds are 4-0 in Leake’s last 4 home starts.
The Under is 8-2 in the Cardinals last 10 road games. The Over is 4-1 in Wainwright’s last 5 starts vs. the National League Central. The Over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings in Cincinnati between the two teams.