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Cardinals Love Playing At The Great American Ball Park

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to round out a three-game series sweep of the Cincinnati Reds in the Queen City. The Cardinals have now won their past four games at the Great American Ball Park while outscoring the Reds 34-14.

Shark Bites
  • Matt Carpenter is 17-for-31 in his career vs Homer Bailey.
  • The Reds are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games at home with Bailey as the starting pitcher.
  • The Cardinals are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 games on the road against the Reds.

Carlos Martinez will look to rebound with the Cardinals pitcher coming off one of the worst outings of his career. The righty allowed a career-high seven runs in 5.1 innings against the Chicago Cubs last Friday. Martinez, who celebrates his 26th birthday Thursday, has faced the Reds twice already this season, going 0-2 with a 7.15 ERA.

Homer Bailey will be battling some demons when he takes the mound in this one. The 10-year veteran surrendered 10 runs in 3.1 innings of work in his last outing against the Cardinals on August 6. Bailey has been solid since that outing, allowing two or fewer runs in four of his seven starts since he laid that egg.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals were -137 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 9 at Bet365 for those preferring OVER/UNDER betting.

OddsShark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.4-3.8. 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

66-86 Cincinnati battles the Cardinals, currently with a 79-72 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Cincinnati vs St. Louis injuries news.

The OddsShark MLB Power Rankings have the Cincinnati Reds at No. 14 and the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.56 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8.73 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.56 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis rolled to a 9-2 win against Cincinnati on Wednesday, as Luke Weaver and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 13 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
  • Cincinnati is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Cincinnati is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 22
Cincinnati home to Boston, Friday, September 22

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