Miami Marlins host Cincinnati Reds in baseball action

Cincinnati RedsMiami Marlins
May 16, 7:10 PM | GrassMarlins Park

Cincinnati Reds vs Miami Marlins Odds

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The Miami Marlins battle the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Thursday in MLB betting action at Marlins Park.

The Marlins will turn to Jose Fernandez and his 2-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Reds send Mat Latos (4-0) to the hill.

View Cincinnati vs Miami Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as 185 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Marlins, most recently No. 14 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 7 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Miami's National League No. 15-ranked scoring average of 2.8 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Marlins have averaged 7.4 hits per game to date this season, less than the Reds hitters have managed (8.6 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Miami has the National League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 4-0 winner on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Cincinnati at -180 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Reds didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Miami 4-0 on Wednesday at Marlins Park.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Philadelphia are 7-3
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Reds at Marlins trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Miami's last 22 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Miami is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Miami is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games at home
Miami is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at Philadelphia, Friday, May 17
Miami home to Arizona, Friday, May 17

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