The St. Louis Cardinals (50-44) travel to Great American Ball Park to play the Cincinnati Reds (34-57) in the first matchup of a three-game series on Friday evening. The Cardinals rolled into the All-Star break on a two-game win streak. Meanwhile, Cincinnati was the opposite, dropping two straight. Adam Wainwright (6-7, 3.00 ERA) is on the hill for St. Louis, while Graham Ashcraft (4-2, 4.45 ERA) gets the nod for Cincinnati.
First pitch is set for 6:40 p.m. ET. St. Louis is the -165 money line favorite (risk $165 to win $100) in the latest Cardinals vs. Reds odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Cincinnati is a +140 underdog. The over-under for total runs scored is 10. Before making any Reds vs. Cardinals picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Reds, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Reds vs. Cardinals:
- Cardinals vs. Reds money line: St. Louis -165, Cincinnati +140
- Cardinals vs. Reds run-line: Cincinnati +1.5 (-120)
- Cardinals vs. Reds over-under: 10 runs
- STL: The Cardinals are 5-2 in their last seven overall
- CIN: The Reds are 4-0 in their last four home games
- Cardinals vs. Reds picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why you should back the Cardinals
First baseman Paul Goldschmidt had a massive first half of the season. Goldschmidt is a phenomenal hitter with great hands and bat control. The seven-time All-Star has the tools needed to hit the ball all over the field and that has been on display throughout the year. He is leading the team in batting average (.330), home runs (20), RBIs (70), and hits (112).
Outfielder Breandan Donovan is a smooth line-drive hitter with an aggressive approach at the plate. Donovan is stocky with the ability to push the ball to everywhere on the field. He owns solid plate coverage and pitch recognition skills. The 25-year-old is hitting .287 with two home runs and 30 RBIs. On July 15, he went 2-for-3 with three runs driven in.
Why you should back the Reds
Third baseman Brandon Drury is a smooth hitter with a compact swing. Drury’s swing is effortless with the strength to smash the ball to different gaps on the diamond. The 29-year-old is also a reliable defender with a strong throwing arm. He’s leading the team in batting average (.278), home runs (18), RBIs (52), and OBP (.336).
Shortstop Kyle Farmer has excellent footwork on the infield. Farmer plays solid defense with quick reads and instincts. The 31-year-old also has a strong throwing arm with good velocity. He can produce offensive sparks when needed and owns a batting average of .260 along with 46 RBIs. Farmer has logged six RBIs over his past five games.
How to make Reds vs. Cardinals picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 9.5 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
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