Cardinals vs. Reds Sunday Prediction
The Cardinals will send their top starter to the mound in Jack Flaherty in efforts to salvage a four-game split with the Reds at 1:10 p.m. ET on Sunday. Can bettors trust that St. Louis will also cash on the runline?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Sunday, August 18, 2019
1:10 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 Reds to beat the Cardinals on the moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Matt Carpenter crushed a solo home run on Saturday, accounting for the entirety of the Cardinals' offense in a losing effort against the Reds. Carpenter tagged Reds' starter Anthony DeSclafani for the solo shot in the second inning, tying the game at 1-1. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, that would be the extent of their scoring. It was Carpenter's first home run since June 17. He finished the night 1-for-2 plus a pair of walks and is now slashing .216/.325/.371 with 11 homers and 33 RBI.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Aristides Aquino continued his historic power display on Saturday, blasting a three-run homer off of Miles Mikolas to lead the Reds to a 6-1 victory over the Cardinals. The Punisher continues to terrorize National League pitching. He has now swatted 11 home runs in his first 17 big league games -- another new MLB record. The previous record through 17 games had been 10 -- held by Phillies' slugger Rhys Hoskins. What's remarkable is that 10 of those long balls have come in his last 11 contests. Aquino is now slashing a ridiculous .345/.390/.964 with 11 homers and 22 RBI in 16 games this season.
MLB Betting Trends
The Cardinals have dropped seven of their last 10 games on the road.
The Reds have won six of their last seven games at home when facing a right-handed starter.
The Cardinals are 4-1 in Flaherty’s last five starts and are 4-1 in his last five outings when their opponent allows two runs or less in their previous game. Despite losing last night, the Cards are also 17-7 in their last 24 games played at the Great American Ballpark. The Reds, meanwhile, have dropped five of seven overall and are just 3-11 in their last 14 games when playing the fourth game of a series.
The Pick: ST. Louis Cardinals -1.5 (+100)