Cardinals vs. Reds Saturday Prediction
The Cardinals rebounded from their loss to the Reds on Thursday night with a resounding victory on Friday. Should bettors trust that the inconsistent Cardinals will win as a road favorite again on Saturday?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, August 17, 2019
6:40 p.m. ET, Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 68% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Dexter Fowler enjoyed a monster night at the dish on Friday against the Reds, going 3-for-6 with a homer, four RBI, and two runs scored. Fowler launched a three-run homer in the second inning and followed that up with an RBI double in the sixth. The 33-year-old has done a good job of getting on base this month, but there’s been very little else going on. He entered Friday’s action with just one homer and three RBI over his last 14 games.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Aristides Aquino went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday’s loss to the Cardinals. "The Punisher" just keeps on, well, punishing baseballs. That gives Aquino 10 homers through his first 16 major-league games, making him the fastest player ever to reach double-digits. The Reds were down 12-1 at the time of Aquino’s blast on Friday, but that doesn’t matter to fantasy owners. He’s been waiver wire gold so far.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals have won six of their last seven games overall.
The Reds have dropped five of their last six games overall.
The Cardinals are winless in Miles Mikolas’ last six starts coming off five days of rest and are just 2-6 in his last eight outings on the road. St. Louis has dropped four of Mikolas’ last five road starts versus a team with a winning record and is 1-6 in its last seven road contests versus an opponent with a winning home record. On the other side, the Reds have won five of their last six home games when facing a right-handed starter and are 9-4 in their last 13 contests at the Great American Ballpark.
The Pick: Cincinnati Reds +100