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St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Pick and Odds Preview

The Cincinnati Reds get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB baseball betting action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

St. Louis puts its faith in starter Jaime Garcia to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 8-4. Getting the ball for the Cincinnati Reds is John Lamb, who owns a 0-3 record on the season with a 6.11 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Cincinnati Reds in this matchup found them as 145 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-3.7 victory for the Cardinals. 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

Cincinnati (57-81) will face the 88-51 Cardinals in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 21-rated Cincinnati Reds and the league No. 13-ranked St. Louis Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Cincinnati Reds No. 24-rated offense, averaging 4.01 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 1 at 3.15 in runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have averaged 8.58 hits per game so far, less than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.63 hits per game).

Cincinnati owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.01 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis rolled to a 4-3 win against Chicago on Wednesday, as C Martinez and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati batters were mowed down by J Happ in their last start, falling 5-4 against Pittsburgh while striking out 10 times on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
  • Cincinnati is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 3-15 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Cincinnati, Friday, September 11th