The Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals will continue their rivalry on Friday night from Cincinnati. Updated odds for this game can be found by visiting Top Bet sportsbook.
The Reds sit just one game back in the NL Central standings and are a commanding 23 – 16 at home this season. Cincinnati is led once again this season by All-Star first baseman Joey Votto who is hitting .348 for the season. Mat Latos gets the start tonight for the Reds and he has won his last seven decisions.
The Cardinals also a right in the thick of the NL Central race and sit just 2.5 games back in the division. They will be looking to their pitching staff to improve in order to make a serious run at the postseason. Adam Wainwright will get the start on Friday for the Cardinals and he has struggled to a 4.56 ERA in 102 innings of work.
Cincinnati is 9-2 in their last 11 home games against a team with a winning record, 5-2 in their last seven home games against a right handed starter, and 7-2 in Latos’ last nine starts. St. Louis is 5-1 in their last six road games, 7-3 in their last 10 games following a win, and 2-9 in Wainwright’s last 11 road games against a team with a winning record.
We actually like the bats for both teams in this matchup, especially with the friendly ballpark and the heat in Cincinnati lately. Give us the over in total runs scored for this game at the sports book.