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Edwin Jackson out to silence Reds bats in MLB contest

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
Sep 4, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

68-71TEAM RECORD74-65

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Cincinnati on Sunday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Cardinals will rely on Edwin Jackson to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Bronson Arroyo will be his counterpart for the Reds. Edwin Jackson is 11-9 this season, and Bronson Arroyo is 8-11.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -160 favorites. The total was set at 9.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 2 and scoring 4.7 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (8.9 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 11-rated defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds endured a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Saturday, with Homer Bailey throwing 3 innings of 6-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 11 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Monday, September 5
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Monday, September 5

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