ST. LOUIS, MO (The Spread) – NL Central rivals square off again tonight in St. Louis when the Cardinals host the Reds. Will the over stay hot between these two teams?
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Cardinals are -115 money line favorites over the visiting Reds, who are +106 money line underdogs. The total for this 7:15PM ET start time is currently sitting at 7 runs.
Johnny Cueto will start for the Reds, sporting a 15-6 record and a 2.06 ERA, while the Cardinals will counter with Lance Lynn, who is 13-8 with a 2.91 ERA. Cueto has struggled in St. Louis, posting a 5.63 ERA in eight career starts in the Lou, while Lynn is 8-3 with a 2.53 ERA at home. He’s also 46-24 in 89 career starts with the Cards.
The over is 4-0-1 in Lynn’s last five starts versus the Reds, 5-1 in the last six meetings in St. Louis and 4-1 in the last five meetings overall. The over is also 4-0 in the Cardinals’ last four games overall, 4-0 in their last four home games and 9-1 in their last 10 games versus a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Reds’ last four games overall, 4-0 in their last four road games and 6-0 in their last six games as a road underdog. The over is also 6-1 in their last seven road games versus a right-handed starter, 7-0 in their last seven games as an underdog and 4-1 in Cueto’s last five road starts versus a team with a winning road record.