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The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds kick off a three-game series tonight. Can Lance Lynn rack up the strikeouts? Ben Rajavuori provides his best St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds player prop pick.
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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Pick: Can Lance Lynn Rack Up the Strikeouts?

The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds kick off a three-game series from the Great American Ballpark tonight. The Cardinals enter this game with a record of 25–26 and they are red hot after winning five games in a row. The Reds are in last place in the NL Central with a record of 23–30 but have won three games in a row. What should we expect in this game tonight?

CARDINALS VS. REDS DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: May 27, 2024
  • Start Time: 4:10 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB Extra Innings

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VS. CINCINNATI REDS PREDICTION

The angle I am attacking in this game is with Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn. Lynn is 2–2 with a 3.68 ERA this year. He’s coming off an excellent outing against the Orioles in which she gave up zero runs in six innings in just his second win of the season. Lynn had a common theme over his last five appearances and that is that he has not eclipsed 5.5 strikeouts. His line is 5.5 strikeouts tonight, and I love the over.

Lynn might not have passed 5.5 strikeouts in five straight outings, but in no way does that mean he can't and shouldn't do it today. Lance Lynn has always been a strikeout pitcher and he has happened to just face a lot of lineups that do not strike out much so far this season. However, that is not the case with the Reds. In fact, the Reds have the second-highest strikeout rate in baseball this season against right-handed pitching at 27.6%. Over the last two weeks, the Reds have a strikeout rate of 29% against right-handed pitching, which is the highest in baseball.

The Reds have some good bats that can hit the ball far, but they also have guys that strike out a lot, like Elly de la Cruz, who has a 32% strikeout rate this season, and Jeimer Candelario, who has a 26% strikeout rate this season. The leadoff hitter and rookie for the Reds today, Jacob Hurtubise, has a strikeout rate of 25% early in his career. this is a lineup that strikes out a lot against right-hand pitching, and we are getting plus money on Lance hit six strikeouts today, which is easily doable for him.

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS VS. CINCINNATI REDS Player Prop Pick

Pick: Lance Lynn Over 5.5 Strikeouts +124 Click here to see which sportsbook has the best odds

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Ben Rajavuori is a handicapper out of Minneapolis, MN. He has been creating sports content for almost four years now and is an expert in all things NFL, MLB, NBA, UFC, and NCAAB. Ben thrives on diving deep into statistics to find the best angle on every bet. You can follow him on Twitter @WeBeatTheSpread.

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