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Major League Baseball St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds Start Time, Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals are on the road again today when they play the Cincinnati Reds in Major League Baseball action. The baseball betting odds for the game have the Cardinals listed as a favorite to pick up the win on the road today.

St. Louis picked up an extra-inning win last night over Cincinnati, now both teams have a quick turnaround to play this afternoon. Get-away day can bring nice, solid baseball games to the docket and hopefully today's game between the Cardinals and Reds is in that category. 

Getting the baseball today for the Reds is Michael Lorenzen. He's dropped four of his last five starts overall and seen his ERA balloon by a run and a half the last month. The youngster from Cal State Fullerton will have a tough task today against a scrappy St. Louis team, but nobody on the Cardinals has faced Lorenzen in his career.

The Cardinals will be sending out 12-game-winner Michael Wacha. He's sporting an ERA of just 3.09 this season over 20 starts. Wacha has won two of his last three starts on the mound and can be a bulldog on the road. Wacha has made 11 of his starts this season away from home and compiled a record of 7-2 in those games, allowing opponents to hit .246 against him with an ERA of 3.57 in 68 innings.

Current Reds are hitting .214 against Wacha in his career. A lot of guys have solid individual numbers, led by Zack Cozart with eight hits in 17 at bats (.471) and Joey Votto, who has a homer and six hits in 15 at bats (.400), Todd Frazier has also homered against him.

The Reds can certainly hit the ball around in their own park, but the pitching has struggled and St. Louis has a very solid Wacha going today. 

Free Pick: Cardinals

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