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Tim Melville, Carlos Martinez Take Mound in Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Tilt

The Cincinnati Reds will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Carlos Martinez for the St. Louis Cardinals (1-0 on the year) and Tim Melville for Cincinnati Reds (0-0 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Cincinnati Reds before the first pitch in this match found them as 160 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 7.4-1.8 result in favor of the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 5-4 record to the battle against the 5-4 Reds. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Cincinnati injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 30-rated Cincinnati Reds in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 2-rated offense, averaging 6.56 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 20 at 4.44 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 9.78 hits per game so far, more than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (7.78 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the No. 20 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati suffered a 8-1 loss against Chicago on Thursday, as R Iglesias wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

J Garcia chucked 9 shutout innings at the Brewers in their last game, striking out 13 in a 7-0 win against Milwaukee in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Cincinnati is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati at St. Louis, Saturday, April 16th