Cardinals vs. Reds MLB Prediction

Cardinals vs. Reds, 8/31/21 MLB Betting Predictions & DFS Notes

The Cardinals pulled off a huge upset on Monday night when they took down the Reds in the series opener between the NL Central rivals. Will St. Louis pull off another upset when the teams play Game 2 at 6:40 p.m. ET on Tuesday?

Game Snapshot

901 St. Louis Cardinals (+133) at 902 Cincinnati Reds (-144); o/u 9

6:40 p.m. ET, Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH

St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN

Paul Goldschmidt hit a first-inning homer to plate two runs in Monday's win over the Reds. He also drew a walk in the game. Goldschmidt has carried the Cardinals offense in the second half, batting .329/.387/.584 with nine homers in 40 games. His season OPS stands at .833, which is up from .686 at the end of May and .767 at the conclusion of the first half.

Cincinnati Reds DFS Spin

Kyle Farmer homered and doubled for both Reds hits Monday in the loss to the Cardinals. Farmer had a great July, but he came into this one at .191/.211/.279 in his previous 17 games and he just went 0-for-12 in this week's series against the Marlins. The homer was his first since Aug. 1.

Cardinals vs. Reds Betting Prediction

Despite their win on Monday night, the Cardinals are still just 2-6 in their last eight games versus the Reds and are 2-4 in their last five games in Cincinnati. They’re also just 1-4 in their last five games versus a right-handed starter, are 10-20 in their last 28 games as a road underdog and are 7-13 in their last 19 road games when facing an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Reds are have won six of their last nine games as a favorite, are 16-7 in their last 23 games versus a right-handed starter and have won four of their last five games at home.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: CINCINNATI REDS -144

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