Cardinals vs. Reds Friday Prediction
The Cardinals are finally starting to find some traction, winning last night for the fifth time since the All-Star break. Will their matchup with the Reds on Friday night turn into another high-scoring affair at 7:10 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, July 19, 2019
7:10 p.m. ET, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 64% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Tommy Edman broke open a tie game by smacking a grand slam in a 7-4 win over the Reds on Thursday. He cleared the bases by taking reliever Robert Stephenson deep in the sixth inning. A rash of Cardinal injuries has led to steady playing time of late for Edman and he has responded with a bit of pop. He has a .254/.284/.493 stat line with four home runs and 13 RBI in 27 games.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Eugenio Suarez went 1-for-3 with a home run and two RBI in a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday. He popped a solo shot off Dakota Hudson in the first inning -- it was the third time in his last four games that he's hit a home run in the first inning. He drove in another run with a sacrifice fly in the third. Suarez's batting average has taken a bit of a tumble from .283 last year to .246 so far in 2019. He has 24 home runs, 60 RBI and 49 runs scored in 94 games. He is an upper-tier fantasy third baseman.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals have won five of their last six overall and are 5-1 in their last six games versus a right-handed starter.
The Reds have dropped four out of their last five games and are 6-20 in Tyler Mahle’s last 26 starts.
The over is 4-1 in Adam Wainwright’s last five starts against the Reds and is 15-5 in Carlos Torres’ last 20 games behind home plate. The over is also 16-7-1 in Wainwright’s last 24 starts versus a team with a losing record and is 3-1-1 in Mahle’s last five starts versus the rest of the National League Central.
The Pick: Cardinals/Reds OVER 10