Cardinals hit the field against the Reds
Shelby Miller is the probable pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night as they take on the division-rival Cincinnati Reds in MLB betting action at the sportsbooks.
Miller is 6-2 with a 2.79 ERA on the season, but he took a loss against the Reds back on April 9 when he gave up three runs over six innings of work.
Homer Bailey starts for the Reds on Friday; Bailey is 3-3 with a 5.44 ERA on the season.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Opening Odds and Betting Line
Betting fans looking to pick the Cincinnati Reds in this matchup found them as -105 on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Pick
Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4-3.5 win for the Cardinals on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4-3.5 result in favor of the Cardinals today. 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
21-24 Cincinnati battles the Cardinals, currently with a 26-21 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.
This game puts the Cincinnati Reds, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 14 in the latest survey.
How St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Stats Matchup
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Cincinnati Reds No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.56 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 24 and scoring 3.83 runs per game. The Reds have averaged 8.11 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (8.68 per nine innings).
St. Louis brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds's No. 6-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Cardinals were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Diamondbacks. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -148 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Arizona on Thursday at Busch Stadium behind starter Lance Lynn.
Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Nationals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +134 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 2-1 victory over Washington on Wednesday at Nationals Park behind starter Alfredo Simon.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds Trends
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 21 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER 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 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Cincinnati's last 16 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Saturday, May 24th