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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at Great American Ball Park.
Righthander Lance Lynn will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Lynn is 13-9 this season with a 4.29 ERA.
The Reds will counter Lynn with Tony Cingrani. Lefthander Cingrani has a 2.59 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record this season.
The Cardinals were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.
St. Louis: 80-59 SU
Cincinnati: 78-62 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Cincinnati most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 6
Cincinnati home to LA Dodgers, Friday, September 6