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Free MLB Picks St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction and Odds 08-17-2019

St. Louis Cardinals (63-57) at Cincinnati Reds (58-63)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at 6:40 PM ET (Great American Ball Park)

Moneyline: St. Louis Cardinals (-120), Cincinnati Reds (+110)

Over/Under: 9.5

The NL Central leading St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds in the third game of a 4-game weekend series. The Reds took the first game 2-1 after a marvelous start by Sonny Gray. He struck out 10 batters over 5 scoreless innings to snap the Cardinals' 5 game win streak. St. Louis bounced back as their bats erupted at the plate for a 13-4 victory on Friday night. The Cardinals collected a season-high 18 hits in the win, including four home runs.

St. Louis now leads the NL Central by 1 game over the Cubs after they fell to the Pirates 3-2. The Reds trail the Cardinals by 7.5 games in the NL Central and are 6.5 back in the Wild Card. Subscribe to Cover The Spread 365 now to see why the Reds will win tonight!

Starting Pitching Matchup

RHP Miles Mikolas (7-12) takes the bump for the visiting Cardinals tonight with his 4.13 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 101/23 K/BB ratio over 137.1 innings this season. In his most recent outing on Sunday, Mikolas gave up 7 hits and 5 earned runs over 5.0 innings in a no decision against the Pirates. He last faced the Reds on July 25th when he gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits over 6.0 innings but took the loss as the Cardinals fell 10-6. Spanning 8 appearances against the Reds (including 6 starts), Mikolas is 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA.

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