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Cincinnati Reds Starter David Holmberg Out to Silence St. Louis Cardinals Bats in MLB Contest

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting St. Louis Cardinals dueling the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

For the Cincinnati Reds, David Holmberg gets the ball, charged with keeping the St. Louis Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Carlos Martinez, 11-4 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as favorites of -150 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.2 win for the Cardinals. A 4.4-3.2 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

48-56 Cincinnati battles the Cardinals, currently with a 67-39 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cincinnati Reds at No. 19 and the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati Reds No. 18 ranked offense (4 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 2.93 runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have been averaging 8.69 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.73 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.24 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in J Lackey's start, as they lost 3-2 against Cincinnati on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 11 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Cincinnati, Thursday, August 6th