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2018 MLB Season
(42-52) Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals (47-45)
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Anthony DeSclafani vs. Miles Mikolas
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -156 | Reds +147
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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DeSclafani was solid in his last outing as he was able to put in a quality start and picked up his fourth win of the season in a 7-5 win over the Cleveland Indians. He went seven innings giving up five hits, one earned run and one home run, while he struck out three and walked two.
So far, in 40.2 innings of work DeSclafani owns a low strikeout (7.08 K/9) rate, but has also kept the walks (2.66 BB/9) low. He has done well stranding base runners (80.6% LOB%), but he has struggled to contain home runs (2.21 HR/9). The end-result is a high 4.43 ERA and an even higher 5.64 FIP.
Cincinnati has played mediocre baseball in the past week as they were able to win three of their six contests. During that span their lineup has been hot slashing .295/.377/.493 to go with 24 extra-base hits and 36 RBI.
St. Louis Cardinals
Mikolas continues his breakout-season as he was able to put in another quality start while picking up his 10th win of the season in a 14-2 blowout of the Chicago White Sox. He put in six innings of work giving up just three hits and two earned runs, while he struck out six and walked one.
Mikolas has been in solid form recently putting in four quality starts (25 innings) in a row, giving up just seven earned runs and zero home runs, while he put in a respectable 16:8 K:BB. He’ll look to improve upon his already stellar 2.65 ERA and 3.20 FIP.
St. Louis has played sub-par baseball in the past week as they could only win two of their five contests. During that span their lineup is slashing .241/.322/.339 to go with nine extra-base hits and 24 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 25-10-3 in CIN last 38 overall.
- CIN are 17-7 in their last 24 overall.
- STL are 9-4 in Mikolas’ last 13 starts.
- STL are 9-4 in Mikolas’ last 13 starts on grass.
- CIN are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings.
Free Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: St. Louis edges out Cincinnati on the road
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Although DeSclafani has had his bad moments, he has the stuff to make it in this league, and I expect him to build off of that last performance. Mikolas continues to impress and I have no reason to believe he’ll put in a dud at home. I expect this to be a low-scoring outing in a sharp pitching duel, that is until the bull pens get involved.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 5 – Reds 4
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