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Arizona DiamondbacksCincinnati Reds
Aug 21, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday as host Cincinnati battles the Arizona Diamondbacks in baseball odds action.

Brandon McCarthy, with a record of 2-7 on the season, gets the ball for the Diamondbacks, while the Reds trot Mike Leake to the mound in this one. He is 10-5 so far in 2013.

View Arizona vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Reds as -180 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 3 (Reds) and the No. 4 (Diamondbacks) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Diamondbacks defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 in the National League at 4.1 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.3 hits per game, less than the Diamondbacks have managed so far this season (9.1 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Arizona owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 4.2 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

The Diamondbacks were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Arizona at +127 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Arizona hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Patrick Corbin - will prevail again after their 5-2 victory against Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Arizona Diamondbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Arizona are 5-5
After playing Arizona are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Diamondbacks at Reds trends to consider:
Arizona is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Arizona is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Arizona

Next up:
Arizona at Cincinnati, Thursday, August 22