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Cincinnati Sends Brandon Finnegan vs Mike Leake in St. Louis Cardinals vs Reds Game

Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Brandon Finnegan in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-8 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Mike Leake, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as favorites of -142 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.0-3.3 win for the Reds on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Cincinnati (43-63) will face the 57-50 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cincinnati Reds at No. 7 and the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati Reds No. 20 ranked offense (4.32 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 4.25 runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have been averaging 8.2 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.86 hits on average).

St. Louis brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds's No. 30-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 5-4 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park behind starter M Wacha.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
  • Cincinnati is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Atlanta, Friday, August 5th
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 5th

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