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St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
May 15, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

22-18TEAM RECORD22-17

The Cincinnati Reds host St. Louis on Sunday, looking to build on their 22-17 mark against the 22-18 Cardinals in MLB betting action at Great American Ball Park.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Travis Wood in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-3 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Chris Carpenter, who will try to quiet the fans and the Reds bats at the same time.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Reds in this one will find them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 5 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.2 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.8 per game.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 5.9 runs per game.

The Cardinals were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cardinals endured a 7-3 loss at the hands of the Reds on Saturday, with Kyle McClellan throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Philadelphia, Monday, May 16
Cincinnati home to Chi Cubs, Monday, May 16

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