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Baseball Matchup - Cincinnati Reds Miami Marlins Odds Preview

Miami MarlinsCincinnati Reds
April 21, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

4-14TEAM RECORD10-8

The Cincinnati Reds look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Marlins arrive at Great American Ball Park on Sunday.

Alejandro Sanabia, with a record of 2-1 on the season, gets the ball for the Marlins, while the Reds trot Homer Bailey to the mound in this one. He is 1-1 so far in 2013.

View Miami vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Miami before the first pitch in this match found them as +-225-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Marlins odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 6 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 9 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 3 ranked National League offense (5.3 runs per game) against a Marlins defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the National League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 9.3 hits per game, more than the Marlins have managed so far this season (6.7 hits on average).

Miami brings the National League's No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 5-ranked defense.

Miami was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Reds. They lost as +205 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Miami lost a tight one on Saturday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 3-2 score against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-3
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Miami are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Marlins at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Miami's last 13 games
Miami is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Miami is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games
Miami is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games

Next up:
Miami at Minnesota, Monday, April 22
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Monday, April 22