Cardinals vs. Reds MLB Prediction
The Reds are massive home favorites versus the Cardinals on Monday night when the NL Central rivals open a new series at 6:40 p.m. ET. With the total also sitting at 9 runs, what’s the top play for this matchup?
951 St. Louis Cardinals (+165) at 952 Cincinnati Reds (-181); o/u 9
6:40 p.m. ET, Monday, August 30, 2021
Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH
St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN
Tommy Edman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer on Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the Pirates. Edman put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run blast to center field off righty Wil Crowe in the fifth inning. It was his ninth round-tripper of the season. The versatile 26-year-old top-of-the-order table-setter has chipped in the occasional homer, while recording a career-high 21 stolen bases this season.
Cincinnati Reds DFS Spin
Luis Castillo allowed two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in a loss against the Brewers on Wednesday. Castillo pitched well against the Brewers on Wednesday, giving up just two runs over 6 1/3 innings. Christian Yelich and Avisail Garcia hit a pair of doubles to lead off the fourth and bring a run home. Castillo hit Garcia to lead off the seventh and surrendered a single and a double that would plate the second run for Milwaukee. The 28-year-old right-hander tossed 61-of-101 pitches for strikes and induced 18 whiffs to strike out six batters. He'll take a 4.29 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 151 strikeouts over 151 innings into his next start against the Cardinals in Cincinnati next week.
Cardinals vs. Reds Betting Prediction
The over is 9-4-2 in the last 15 meetings between these two teams and is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Cincinnati. The over is also 4-1 in the Cardinals’ last five games as an underdog and is 4-1 in their last five road games versus a right-handed starter. The over is also 36-17-2 in the Reds’ last 55 games played on Monday and is 5-2 in their last seven home games versus an opponent that has a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CARDINALS/REDS OVER 9