Cueto faces Cardinals at Busch Stadium
Johnny Cueto is just 4-5 with a 4.40 ERA in his 16 career starts against the St. Louis Cardinals as the Cincinnati Reds take the diamond at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.
Righthander Cueto, though, is 15-6 with a 2.06 ERA on the season, and he's given up two or fewer runs in each of his last six trips to the mound.
Lance Lynn will be on the hill for the Cardinals on Wednesday night; Lynn is 13-8 with a 2.91 ERA, and 5-1 with a 4.59 ERA against the Reds overall.
Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -109 at TopBet for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.7 win for the Reds. A 3.9-3.7 result in favor of the Reds is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
68-57 St. Louis battles the Reds, currently with a 61-65 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Cincinnati injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 25 and the Cincinnati Reds sitting at No. 11.
How Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup
The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 28-rated offense, averaging 3.78 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 8 at 3.71 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.49 hits per game so far, more than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.19 hits per game).
Defensively, Cincinnati features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.94 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 3.98 runs per game.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -158 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to St. Louis on Tuesday at Busch Stadium.
Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends
Cincinnati is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Cincinnati home to Atlanta, Thursday, August 21st
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Friday, August 22nd