St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds odds, tips and betting trends | June 12

The Cincinnati Reds (20-39) will try to snap a four-game losing streak on Sunday versus the St. Louis Cardinals (34-26), with first pitch at 2:15 PM ET at Busch Stadium.

The Reds are an underdog (+151 on the moneyline) when they take the field at the Cardinals (-175). The scheduled starters are Dakota Hudson (4-2) for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Graham Ashcraft (3-0) for the Cincinnati Reds.

These squads play again following the Cardinals’ 5-4 victory over the Reds yesterday. Nick Wittgren (1.0 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 K) picked up the win for the Cardinals. Tommy Edman went 2-for-5 with a home run and two RBI to lead the team on offense. Joel Kuhnel (1.1 IP, 2 R, 2 H, 0 K) was credited with the loss on the mound for the Reds.

Here is what you need to get ready for Sunday’s Cardinals vs. Reds game.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Cardinals (-175, bet $175 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Reds (+151, bet $100 to win $151)
  • Over/under: 8

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Cardinals Stats and Trends

Cardinals Betting Records

  • This season, the Cardinals have won 20 out of the 30 games, or 66.7%, in which they’ve been favored.
  • St. Louis has entered seven games this season favored by -175 or more and is 4-3 in those contests.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 63.6% chance to win.
  • St. Louis’ games have gone over the total in 29 of their 61 chances.
  • The Cardinals have an ATS record of 33-27-0 in 60 games with a spread this season.

Dakota Hudson (Cardinals Probable Starter)

  • Hudson (4-2) will take to the mound for the Cardinals and make his 12th start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Tuesday, when he gave up one earned run and allowed two hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in 11 games this season with a 2.76 ERA and 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings with a batting average against of .221.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his third consecutive quality start.
  • Hudson has pitched five or more innings in two straight games and will look to extend that streak.
  • The Reds are batting .236 this season, 20th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .376 (22nd in the league) with 56 home runs.
  • The Reds have gone 2-for-18 with a double in one game against the right-hander this season.

Cardinals Batting Stats

  • The Cardinals rank 17th in Major League Baseball with 57 home runs.
  • The offense for the Cardinals has a slugging percentage of .389 this season, 16th in MLB.
  • St. Louis has a team batting average of .250 this season, which ranks eighth among MLB teams.
  • The Cardinals have scored the fifth-most runs in the league this season with 282.
  • St. Louis has an OBP of .319 this season, which ranks 11th in MLB.
  • The Cardinals are one of the most disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking sixth with an average of 7.4 strikeouts per game.

Reds Stats and Trends

Reds Betting Records

  • The Reds have been chosen as underdogs in 44 games this year and have walked away with the win 15 times (34.1%) in those games.
  • Cincinnati has a win-loss record of 7-17 when favored by +151 or worse by bookmakers this year.
  • The Reds have an implied victory probability of 39.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the total in 31 of their 60 opportunities.
  • The Reds are 27-33-0 against the spread in their 60 games that had a posted line this season.

Graham Ashcraft (Reds Probable Starter)

  • The Reds will send Ashcraft (3-0) out for his fifth start of the season. He is 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 23 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Tuesday, the righty threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks while surrendering three hits.
  • The 24-year-old has amassed an ERA of 1.14, with 4.9 strikeouts per nine innings in four games this season. Opposing hitters have a .176 batting average against him.
  • Ashcraft is trying to build upon a third-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • Ashcraft will try to pitch five or more innings for his fourth straight appearance. He’s averaging 5.3 frames per outing.
  • He will match up with a Cardinals offense that ranks sixth in the league with 510 total hits (on a .250 batting average). The squad also slugs a collective .389 (16th in the league) with 57 total home runs (17th in MLB play).

Reds Batting Stats

  • The Reds rank 19th in baseball with 56 total home runs.
  • So far this year, the Reds rank 22nd in baseball, slugging .376.
  • Cincinnati has the 20th-ranked batting average in the majors (.236).
  • Averaging 4.3 runs per game (256 total), the Reds are the 15th-highest scoring team in baseball.
  • Cincinnati ranks 20th in baseball with a .307 on-base percentage.
  • The Reds strike out 8.5 times per game, the No. 21 average in baseball.

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