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MLB betting line favors Reds over Cardinals

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
Aug 4, 1:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

64-45TEAM RECORD61-50

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Reds in Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park on Sunday in baseball odds action.

For the Reds, Mike Leake gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Lance Lynn, 12-5 on the year.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were +-128 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Reds in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 4 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 4 in the National League at 3.6 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 4-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were an 8-3 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -161 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-3 to Cincinnati on Saturday at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Oakland are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

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

Next up:
St. Louis home to LA Dodgers, Monday, August 5
Cincinnati home to Oakland, Tuesday, August 6