Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds 7/24/18, Prediction & Odds

The Cincinnati Reds were no-hit for seven innings last night by a rookie making his MLB debut, but rallied to win in walk-off fashion on their home field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Will Cincinnati notch another win today in game two of the series?

Game Snapshot

905 St. Louis Cardinals at 906 Cincinnati Reds

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Great American Ballpark at 7:10PM ET

TV: FS-M (STL)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a -117 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Reds are a +107 underdog, while the total is set at 10.5 runs. As of Tuesday morning, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting St. Louis. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Poncedeleon throws seven no-hit innings

Cardinals starter Daniel Poncedeleon recorded a game score of 79 last night, the best ever by a pitcher making his MLB debut. Poncedeleon did not allow a hit in seven innings of work, striking out three and walking three. He left the game with a 1-0 advantage due to an elevated pitch count of 116. Jordan Hicks threw the eighth inning and the Reds managed to break up the no-hitter. Bud Norris suffered the loss as he gave up two earned runs on four hits over two-thirds of an inning, striking out one and walking one. Matt Carpenter led the St. Louis offense as he was 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Yadier Molina finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Suarez ties it up, Herrera wins it

With two outs in the ninth inning, Cincinnati third baseman Eugenio Suarez tied the score at 1-1 with a 410-foot home run. Four batters later, pinch hitter Dilson Herrera won it with an RBI single that scored Jesse Winker. Joey Votto drew two walks in four plate appearances in the win. Tucker Barnhart was 1-for-3 plus a walk. Phillip Ervin had previously broken up the no-hitter with a single off Jordan Hicks in the eighth inning. Jared Hughes earned the win as he struck out one in a spotless inning of work. 

Austin Gomber (0-0, 3.77 ERA) will start today for St. Louis, while Cincinnati counters with Homer Bailey (1-7, 6.64).

MLB Betting Trends

St. Louis 

The over is 10-2 in the last 12 Cardinals games overall. St. Louis is 17-5 in the last 22 meetings.

Cincinnati

The over is 19-6-2 in the last 27 Reds games overall. Cincinnati is 6-19 in Bailey's last 25 starts versus the Cardinals.

Prediction:

Bailey has been getting shelled all season and in a hitter's ballpark, it probably won't get any better today. Matt Carpenter will set the table at the top, while the rest of the St. Louis lineup has a solid track record and success against Bailey. The Reds might also have trouble getting a read on Gomber as he hasn't thrown much in the big leagues this season. Bet on the Cards to even this series up tonight.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: BALTIMORE ORIOLES -120

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