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St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Thursday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Michael Lorenzen for the Cincinnati Reds (3-6 on the year) and Michael Wacha for St. Louis Cardinals (12-4 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Cincinnati Reds were listed as 138 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 8 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.5-2.9 win for the Cardinals 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

The Cincinnati Reds bring a 48-57 record to the battle against the 68-39 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Cincinnati Reds) and the No. 5 (St. Louis Cardinals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Cincinnati Reds and its No. 18-rated batting order, averaging 3.99 runs per nine innings, against the No. 19 line up of the St. Louis Cardinals at 3.96 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.24 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis won a close affair on Wednesday in their last outing, defeating Cincinnati 4-3 in extra innings at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis's last 12 games
  • St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Milwaukee, Friday, August 7th
Cincinnati at Arizona, Friday, August 7th

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