While many gamblers will look to the Cardinals since they are at home, the Reds have actually been a solid road team versus the baseball betting odds this season.
Baseball odds scheduling information shows that the teams are playing the second game of a four-game series. Despite the fact that the Reds have been solid on the road this season versus the baseball odds, the sports betting trends point to the Cardinals in this series. Before Monday’s game the Cardinals had won 8 of the last 10 home games against the Red versus the baseball betting odds.
The Reds are likely to go with Bronson Arroyo in this baseball odds matchup. He comes into the game at 7-3 even though he is a high ERA of 5.12. In his last start Arroyo was excellent, giving up only five hits in a complete game win over the Astros. It was the seventh complete game of his career. Arroyo has a decision in all 10 of his starts this season.
Cincinnati has been winning this season with a solid pitching staff that ranks in the Top 10 in the league as baseball betting odds stats show and with an efficient offense led by Joey Votto and Jay Bruce. Many people were not expecting the Reds to be this good versus the baseball odds, but so far this season the Reds have been a pleasant surprise.
St. Louis has been very solid at home this season versus the sports book baseball odds. The Cardinals have a pitching staff that has been simply exceptional so far this season. When you have great pitching and Albert Pujols, you are always in the game versus the baseball odds and that is the case with St. Louis.
In regards to the baseball odds total the over has a slight edge in this series. The over is 10-8-2 in the last 20 meetings between the two teams and before this season began it was 5-4-1 in the last 10 games at St. Louis. The teams met six times in St. Louis last season and the over was 3-2-1 with all three of the games in September sailing over the baseball odds at the sports book. The Cardinals won all three games in late September against the Reds, winning 11-4, 8-5 and 7-6 as baseball odds results show.
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