Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs Reds Odds
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2019 MLB Season
(63-56) St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (57-63)
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 6:40 PM ET
Venue: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati Ohio
Projected Pitchers: Mike Mikolas vs. Anthony DeSclafani
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -105 | Reds -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9.5
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St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are neck and neck with the Cubs in the NL Central and will be looking to take a lead in the division when they travel to Cincinnati to play the Reds. The Cards will need to turn their recent form around as they have only won 5 of their last 10. That kind of form likely won’t be good enough to keep pace with the Cubs. The Cardinals will send out Mike Mikolas (7-12, 4.13 ERA) here, who has had a decent season so far.
Mikolas has had a solid second half of the season, but is coming off a poor start against the Pirates on Sunday where he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings. This may be a tough spot for Mikolas, though, as he has given up a .316 average and 6 home runs in only 98 at bats.
The Cincinnati Reds are also 5-5 in their last 10 and are under far more pressure, as their postseason hopes begin to slip. The Reds will have this series circled as one of the more critical ones as the Cardinals are a division opponent who they are trying to catch. The Reds will send Anthony DeSclafani (7-7, 4.51 ERA) to the mound who has had an up and down season.
DeSclafani is coming off a rough outing against the Nationals on Monday where he surrendered 6 runs over 4 innings. DeSclafani has been okay against the Cards in his career, giving up a .257 average, but also giving up 17 extra base hits in 179 at bats.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 7-1 in their last 8 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
- Cardinals are 13-3 in their last 16 vs. National League Central.
- Reds are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Reds are 0-5 in DeSclafanis last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record.
Free St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds MLB Prediction:
Love the spot here for the Cardinals. I don’t see the Reds making the postseason here and don’t have a ton of confidence in them as a team. Also, although DeSclafani has given up a respectable .257 average over his career against the Cards, when he has been hit he has been hit big for 17 extra base hits including 8 home runs.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: St Louis Cardinals ML / Lean RL
We don’t have odds up for this game yet, but I would expect the Cardinals to be a small favorite here. I would also certainly lean towards taking the Cards -1.5 if we get the right price. It will be something I bet on if the price is in the +160 to +180 range.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 8 – Reds 3
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