Matchup: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers: St Louis Jamie Garcia (L) vs Cincinnati Tony Cingrani (L)
Latest Odds: Cardinals -101, Reds -109 Total 7.5
The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds are set to renew hostilities on Saturday when they meet at Great American Ball Park. The Reds (22-24) have lost their last 9 of the 10 against the the Cardinals.
The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Jamie Garcia in this one. Left hander Garcia is 0-0 this season with a 5.14 ERA. This will be Garcia's second time getting the ball since returning from surgery for a torn labrum and rotator cuff. In his first start against the Braves he gave up four runs and 2 homers over seven innings with a no-decision.
It'll be Tony Cingrani toeing the rubber for the Reds in this contest. Left hander Cingrani is 2-3 with a 3.76 ERA so far this season. Cingrani in his last outing gave up 3 homeruns, and 4 runs while striking out 7 over six innings in a 8-3 loss to Philadelphia on Sunday. Lifetime his is 2-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 3 home starts against St Louis.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 101-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -113 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 26-22
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
Team record: 22-24
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Free MLB Pick: Over 7.5 Runs