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Cardinals face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
Aug 2, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

63-44TEAM RECORD60-49

The Reds get a visit from the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Bronson Arroyo gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 9-8 mark. In the other dugout, Shelby Miller brings a 10-7 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those going with the Reds in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -122 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 2 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 1 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 13-0 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +102 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis ran up the score in their last game on Thursday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 13-0 victory against Pittsburgh.

The Reds were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Padres. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Cincinnati got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over San Diego on Wednesday at PETCO Park behind starter Homer Bailey.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a win are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing San Diego are 9-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Cincinnati's last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 3

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