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Cardinals open as moneyline underdog vs Reds

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
July 13, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

46-40TEAM RECORD47-38

The Cincinnati Reds will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the St. Louis Cardinals invade Great American Ball Park on Friday.

Cincinnati sends Mat Latos out against Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals in this game. Latos is 7-2 with a 4.13 ERA on the season, while Wainwright is 7-8 on the year and has a 4.56 ERA.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Reds in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -130 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 3 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 8-rated National League offense, averaging 4.2 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 6 in the National League at 4.1 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 8.4 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.5 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 6 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Marlins at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -109 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Anibal Sanchez and the Marlins 5-4 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Padres. Bettors on Cincinnati at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Reds enjoyed a 4-2 victory at the expense of the Padres on Sunday, with Johnny Cueto throwing 5 2/3 innings of 7-hit ball at PETCO Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Saturday, July 14

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