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Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 4/14/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
Date & Time Sunday April 14, 2019, 4:10 PM (EDT)
Location
Estadio De Beisbol Monterrey
Monterrey, Mexico
The Line
Cincinnati Reds +100 / St. Louis Cardinals -120 O/U: 10.5
TV Channel
FSMW, FSOH, ESPN
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will meet up on the MLB diamond Sunday to finish up their weekend series.

In the opener of this set Saturday, the Reds posted runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth as they plowed through for a comeback 5-2 win.

For the Sunday matchup, the Cardinals will be bringing out Miles Mikolas in the start. Across his 16.0 innings and 1-1 mark so far this year, Mikolas has a 6.19 ERA with eight Ks and four walks.

On Saturdya, the St. Louis lineup was led by Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt, who each had two hits. Kolton Wong added a solo homer in the ninth inning for the Cards. d

Over on the Reds’ side, they’re going with Anthony DeSclafani in the start Sunday. In his 9.1 innings and 0-1 record this season, DeSclafani has a 6.75 ERA with 13 Ks and four walks.

Leading the way for the Cincinnati offense on Saturday was Derek Dietrich, who logged a solo homer with three RBI. Joey Votto would add a double with a run scored for the Reds.

The Cardinals are 4-1 in their last five in game two of a series and 6-1 Mikolas’ last seven road starts. St. Louis is 23-7 in MIkolas’ last 30 starts and 5-2 in his last seven starts versus the NL Central.

Meanwhile, the Reds are 4-9 in DeSclafani’s last 13 Sunday starts and 0-6 in his last six starts. The Reds are 2-5 in their last seven in game two of a series and 0-4 in their last four Sunday games.

After a bad opener, Mikolas has cleaned it up a little bit with 11.0 innings and six earned over his last two starts. That bulky ERA MIkolas has will certainly come down, and it’ll probably start here.

That said, DeSclafani is all over the place, and will probably settle in here with about three earned by the time he’s done. With a cushion like that, I like the Cardinals to take a victory in the Sunday game.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals -120

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