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April 11, 12:35 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Cincinnati on Wednesday at Great American Ball Park.

Jamie Garcia gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 1-0 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Johnny Cueto, who will be looking to improve on his 1-0 mark.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -150 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 16 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 12 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 13-rated National League offense, averaging 3 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 2 in the National League at 2.8 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 6.2 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (11.2 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 2.8 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 7 in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-1 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -107 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Leake and the Reds 3-1 on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Washington are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Chi Cubs, Friday, April 13
Cincinnati at Washington, Thursday, April 12

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