Mat Latos out to silence Cardinals bats in MLB contest
St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Great American Ball Park on Monday as host Cincinnati battles the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball odds action.
Mat Latos gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 13-5 mark. In the other dugout, Adam Wainwright brings a 15-8 ledger to the game for the Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Reds as -124 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 4 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 4.4 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).
Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 5-rated defense.
St. Louis won its last outing, a 7-2 result against the Pirates on September 1. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -112 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 7-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Sunday at PNC Park behind starter Joe Kelly.
Cincinnati lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Rockies on September 1. Bettors who backed the Rockies at +111 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in Mike Leake's start, as they lost 7-4 against Colorado on Sunday at Coors Field.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 6-4
Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
After playing Colorado are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Tuesday, September 3