Cincinnati Reds versus St Louis Cardinals Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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Major League Baseball will now have national television coverage on Tuesday’s in the 2014 season as new cable channels have been popping up that past few years to the delight of bettors. The Cincinnati Reds will continue their NL Central series against the St Louis Cardinals from Major League Baseball on Tuesday April 8th. The Reds and Cardinals will get things started from St Louis at 8PM Eastern Time and FOX Sports 1 will have the coast to coast broadcast.

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The odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker have the home side St Louis Cardinals favored by -137 odds with the return on the Cincinnati Reds at +127 odds. The run total is lined at 7 runs. Run line bettors can lay -1 ½ runs with St Louis and get back a +160 odds return. Bettors liking the +1 ½ run head start with Cincinnati will have to lay -190 odds for their run line wager.

The pitching matchup for game two of this series will feature right hander Homer Bailey on the hill for Cincinnati as he will oppose lefty Lance Lynn for the Cardinals. The Cincinnati Reds are off to a slow start in the 2014 season as the club sits with a mark of 2-5 on the year. St Louis took game one of this series winning 5-3 behind six innings by Michael Wacha. St Louis took two of three in the opening series last week. The Homer Bailey versus Lance Lynn matchup is a rematch of a game played in Cincinnati back on Thursday April 3rd where the Cardinals prevailed 7-6 at -104 wagering odds. Lance Lynn got the win in his season opener as he threw five innings and gave up three earned runs and eight hits while striking out seven and allowing two homers. Homer Bailey was tagged with the loss as the veteran right hander went just 4 1/3rd innings and gave up four earned runs and seven hits while walking three Cardinals batters. Cincinnati has struggled offensively early on as the club has given put up just 2.57 runs per game ranking 28th and third last in the league.

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