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Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 4/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (5-7) at Cincinnati Reds (2-9)

MLB Baseball: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

M Wacha (1-1) (5.58) vs. Sal Romano (0-1) (5.73)

The Line: Cincinnati Reds +118 / St. Louis Cardinals -128 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Midwest, FS-Ohio

Great American Ball Park and the Cincinnati Reds host the rival St. Louis Cardinals in Thursday MLB action.

The St. Louis Cardinals never found their offense in a 3-2 loss at Milwaukee on Wednesday and a strong performance on the mound went for naught. St. Louis starter Adam Wainwright fell to 0-2 with all three runs given up on eight hits (two homers) through seven innings.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 4/12/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Cardinals totaled seven hits and a pair of bases on balls with Tommy Pham going 2-4 with a solo bomb. Matt Carpenter gave the Cards an RBI with Greg Garcia scoring.

Michael Wacha takes the ball for the series opening start at Cincinnati on Thursday. Wacha comes off of a 5-3 victory versus the Diamondbacks with two runs scoring on four hits and five BB through five frames.

The slow start of the Cincinnati Reds continued with a 4-3, 12 inning loss at Philadelphia on Wednesday. Cincinnati starter Luis Castillo gave up three runs through six innings before Austin Brice absorbed the loss in the 12th after five relievers had thrown scoreless baseball 

The Reds totaled eleven hits and a walk with Phillip Ervin leading the way with a two run single while Joey Votto went 3-5 with a run an RBI.  Cincinnati has named Sal Romano as the series opening starter versus St. Louis on Thursday. Romano did not get a decision last time out in a 7-4 win at Pittsburgh with four runs given up on seven hits in five innings.

Under is 6-2 in St. Louis last 8 Thursday games and over is 25-9-2 in Wacha’s last 36 road starts and St. Louis are 10-4 in Wacha’s last 14 Thursday starts. Cincinnati  are 1-9 in their last 10 home games and are 7-19 in their last 26 overall and  are 7-19 in their last 26 games on grass. St. Louis  are 11-1 in Wacha’s last 12 starts vs. Cincinnati.

If Wacha does one thing it’s winning against Cincinnati so hopefully the Reds slow start continues one more day…

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