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Michael Lorenzen Reds at Home vs St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Clash

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

John Lackey, with a record of 11-9 on the season, gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, while the Cincinnati Reds trot Michael Lorenzen to the mound in this one. He is 4-8 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Cincinnati Reds as 148 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.4-4.2 win for the Reds. 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

58-81 Cincinnati battles the Cardinals, currently with a 88-52 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. 17 and the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 23 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati Reds No. 22 ranked offense (4.06 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.21 runs allowed per game. The Cincinnati Reds have been averaging 8.61 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.61 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Cincinnati has the No. 22-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis was routed on Thursday at Great American Ball Park, having a 11-0 loss put on them by the Cincinnati Reds in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 12 games on the road
  • Cincinnati is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
  • Cincinnati is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Cincinnati, Saturday, September 12th