Cardinals vs. Reds MLB Prediction

Cardinals vs. Reds, 7/25/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

The Reds will look to sweep the Cardinals on Sunday when the two teams wrap up their series from the Great American Ballpark at 1:10 p.m. ET. With Sonny Gray taking the mound for the home team, will Cincinnati cash as the favorite?

Game Snapshot

955 St. Louis Cardinals (+156) at 956 Cincinnati Reds (-170); o/u 9.5

1:10 p.m. ET, Sunday, July 25, 2021

Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH

St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN

Johan Oviedo spun five frames of one-run ball but was saddled with a no-decision Tuesday against the Cubs. Oviedo hit two batters, but he didn't issue any unintentional walks, which is saying something for a guy who entered the night having walked 30 over 53 frames. The Cubs managed just three hits -- all singles -- off Oviedo, who struck out five and induced 12 swinging strikes. Manager Mike Shildt elected to pull Oviedo after a leadoff single in the sixth even though he was only at 79 pitches. It worked for a while, but the Cubs rallied for six runs in the ninth, costing Oviedo his first major league win. Shildt noted after the game that Oviedo had been dealing with a bit of a finger issue, but it doesn't seem like anything that will keep him from starting in Cincinnati on Sunday.

Cincinnati Reds DFS Spin

Joey Votto swatted a solo home run on Saturday as the Reds triumphed over the Cardinals. Votto victimized Cardinals starter Jake Woodford with a 350-foot blast in the fifth inning to extend the Reds lead to 4-1. It was his lone hit in four at-bats on the night. The 37-year-old first baseman is now slashing .266/.359/.480 with 13 homers and 45 RBI on the season.

Cardinals vs. Cubs Betting Prediction

The Cardinals are winless in their last six games versus the Reds and are just 1-5 in their last six games in Cincinnati. The Cardinals are also 5-16 in their last 21 road games, are 4-12 in their last 16 games as a road underdog and are 5-15 in their last 20 games versus divisional rivals. On the other side, the Reds are 14-3 in their last 17 games as a home favorite, are 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite and are 17-7 in their last 23 games versus National League Central opponents.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS -170

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