Cincinnati Reds take on Cardinals in baseball test
Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
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.
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.
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.
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
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 3
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Thursday, May 2