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Cincinnati Reds take on Cardinals in baseball test

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
May 1, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

Homer Bailey, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Cardinals trot Lance Lynn to the mound in this one. He is 4-0 so far in 2013.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this matchup found them as -123 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Cardinals and the league No. 9-ranked Reds, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between St. Louis and its National League No. 4-rated batting order, averaging 4.5 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 4 lineup of the Reds at 4.5 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.8 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Cincinnati was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Reds endured a 2-1 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Tuesday, with Bronson Arroyo throwing 7 innings of 6-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

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

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

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

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 3
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Thursday, May 2