Reds vs. Cardinals Prediction
The St. Louis Cardinals have been trading wins and losses lately, keeping them from making any push in the NL Central standings. Will St. Louis start a winning streak tonight as it opens a home series versus the Cincinnati Reds?
Friday, July 13, 2018
Busch Stadium at 8:15PM ET
TV: FS-M (STL)
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are set as a -167 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Reds are a +157 underdog, while the total is set at 8.5 runs. As of Friday morning, 69 percent of public bets have been placed on host St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Reds give up 19 at Cleveland
One day after an improbable ninth inning sent Cincinnati to a comeback victory at the Indians, the Reds fell behind 17-0 through four innings Wednesday en route to a 19-4 defeat. Tyler Mahle was shelled for seven runs (five earned) on six hits with one strikeout and two walks in 2 1/3 innings to take the loss. Scott Schebler was 1-for-4 with a walk at the top of the order. Joey Votto went 1-for-2 with a walk. Scooter Gennett finished 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs. Jesse Winker was 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Billy Hamilton went 1-for-3 with a triple, a walk and a run.
Cardinals shut out in series finale
St. Louis put up 14 runs in the first game of the two-game set at the White Sox, but then fell 4-0 in the finale on Wednesday. Matt Carpenter was 1-for-2 with a double and a pair of walks to pace the offense. Jose Martinez, Yadier Molina and Paul DeJong all had a single. DeJong also drew a walk. Luke Weaver suffered the tough-luck loss as he surrendered one earned run on three hits with seven strikeouts and two walks over six innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The over is 16-5-2 in the last 23 Reds games. Cincinnati is 4-17 in the last 21 meetings.
The Cardinals are 7-3 in Martinez' last 10 home starts. St. Louis is 8-3 in Martinez' last 11 starts versus the Reds.
Harvey has had his moments with the Reds, but is still a candidate for serious regression. Martinez seems to have sorted himself out after a series of poor starts coming off the DL. I'm going to say the off day did St. Louis well and its offense hits Harvey hard on the way to a win by multiple runs.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS RL +135