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Cincinnati Reds Face the St. Louis Cardinals Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Cincinnati Reds


St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, September 19, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

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.

The match puts starter David Holmberg for the Cincinnati Reds on the hill facing John Lackey for the St. Louis Cardinals. Holmberg brings a 1-1 mark to the game, while Lackey is 13-9 to date on the season.

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The St. Louis Cardinals were listed as -200 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.4-2.3. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

St. Louis (85-68) will face the 71-82 Reds in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Cincinnati injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Cardinals, most recently No. 9 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cincinnati Reds, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

How Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 25 ranked offense (3.82 runs per game) against a Cincinnati Reds defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.52 hits per game, more than the Cincinnati Reds have managed so far this season (7.93 hits on average).

St. Louis owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 3.82 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Reds were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -190 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 3-1 loss against Chicago on Wednesday, as Daniel Corcino wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 3-2 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on St. Louis at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis needed extra innings to get the job done against the Brewers on Thursday as the Cardinals defeated them 3-2 at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Cincinnati is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
Cincinnati is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER 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 UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games
St. Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games at home

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