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Cardinals face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
July 16, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

49-44TEAM RECORD46-47

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Bronson Arroyo in this one and he'll try to improve on his 7-7 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:
Sportsbooks had set the Reds as -105 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 8 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 7 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 2 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.1 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.1 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.

The Cardinals were a 6-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Cincinnati on Friday at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 1-9

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Sunday, July 17

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