It’s a fitting end to the 2012 regular season, with the Cincinnati Reds travelling to St. Louis tonight to begin a 3 game set with the Cardinals who are competing for a wild card postseason slot. The game is scheduled to begin in Busch Stadium at 8:15 PM ET.
Cincinnati (96-63) wrapped up the NL Central Division title over a week ago. They have caught the Washington Nationals for the best record in the National League. They are 6-4 in the last 10 and are 46-32 away from Cincy. Check the MLB Baseball Lines for Reds vs. Cardinals Game.
St. Louis (86-73) has performed well for rookie manager Mike Matheny and finds themselves 2 up over Los Angeles, with 3 to go, for a chance to play Atlanta for the NL wild card. They have won 7 of 10 and are 48-30 in the shadow of the arch.
The Reds will send righthander Bronson Arroyo (12-9, 3.70 ERA) to the mound and the Cardinals will counter with southpaw Jaime Garcia (6-7, 3.99 ERA). Against left-handed pitchers, the Reds are 32-17 overall this year, and 1-1 in their last 10 games. Against righties, the Cardinals are 55-56 on the season, going 4-3 in their last 10. Start your MLB Gambling on Reds vs. Cardinals Game.
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in their last 13 games, and 6-1 SU in their last 7 on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games, and UNDER in all 5 of their previous road games. St. Louis is 13-3 SU in their last 13 games, and 6-1 SU in their last 7 in Busch Stadium. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 home games.
The Reds and Cards are an even 6-6 through this year’s first dozen contests. Cincy is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against the Cardinals. The total has gone OVER in 6 of the last 8 meetings between these two teams in St. Louis.
St. Louis is a solid home favorite, posted at a -$140, while Cincinnati is a +130. As a favorite, the Cards are 68-48 on the season, and 7-3 in their last 10 games. As the underdog, the Reds are 18-21 overall, going 0-1 in their last 10. The over/under of 8 total runs is available on a $110/$100 moneyline.
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