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Moneyline Favors St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Battle with Cincinnati Reds

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Cincinnati Reds dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday at New Busch Stadium.

For the St. Louis Cardinals, Luke Weaver gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cincinnati Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Amir Garrett, 3-7 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -200 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 5.4-3.2. 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

St. Louis (76-69) will face the 63-83 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Cincinnati injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 5 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cincinnati Reds sit at No. 17 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.77 runs per game, against a Cincinnati Reds defense that ranks No. 30 at 5.43 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.76 hits per game so far, more than Cincinnati Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.66 hits per game).

Cincinnati brings the No. 30-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 7-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Cincinnati threw a shutout at St. Louis in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Tyler Mahle to defeat St. Louis 6-0 on Wednesday.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Cincinnati home to Pittsburgh, Friday, September 15th
St. Louis at Chicago, Friday, September 15th