Reds vs. Cardinals Saturday Prediction
After getting rained out last night, the Cardinals and Reds will attempt to get Game 1 of their scheduled double-header in today at 1:15 p.m. ET. With Dakota Hudson set to oppose Trevor Bauer in the pitching matchup, what's the best play in Saturday's opener?
Game Snapshot & Odds
957 Cincinnati Reds (+101) at 958 St. Louis Cardinals (-110); 8.5 runs
Saturday, August 31, 2019
1:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 69% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Reds on the moneyline.
Cincinnati Reds Fantasy Spin
Aristides Aquino went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBI as his team fell to the Marlins on Thursday. The legend continues to build. The rookie slugger ripped a two-run homer with Joey Votto aboard in the first inning. He drove in Votto again with a single to center field in the eighth frame, a play that tied the game and sent it to extra innings. Aquino also hit a screaming liner that knocked third baseman Starlin Castro to the ground and was scored a single. Aquino reached 14 home runs in his 28th career game, breaking a record held by Rhys Hoskins, who hit his 14th career homer in his 30th game in 2017. Aquino is slashing .330/.393/.804 with 14 home runs and 32 RBI in 92 at-bats. He has bashed a combined total of 42 homers in just 105 games this year between the majors and minors.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Cardinals activated OF Tyler O'Neill from the 10-day injured list. It had seemed like O'Neill was going to be activated when rosters expanded, but Lane Thomas' broken wrist changed plans. With Harrison Bader and Dexter Fowler playing well lately, O'Neill might not be in line for much playing time.
MLB Betting Trends
The Reds are just 1-4 in Trevor Bauer’s last five starts.
The Cardinals have won 15 of Hudson’s last 18 starts overall and are 7-1 in his last eight outings at home.
The under is 4-1-1 in the last six meetings between these two teams and is 3-0-1 in the last four meetings in St. Louis. The under is also a perfect 8-0 in Hudson’s last eight home starts, is 4-0 in his last four outings overall and is 19-8-1 in the Cardinals’ last 28 games. On the other side, the under is 19-7-1 in the Reds’ last 27 road games versus a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600 and is 5-2 in their last seven games when facing a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
The Pick: Reds/Cardinals UNDER 8.5