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MLB betting line favors Reds over Cardinals

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
Aug 24, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

68-56TEAM RECORD76-50

Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.

The Reds will rely on Mat Latos to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Lance Lynn will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Mat Latos is 10-3 this season, and Lance Lynn is 13-5.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-145 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 4-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 6-rated Reds in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's National League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.3 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.9 runs per game in the league. The Reds have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.6 per nine innings).

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 3 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 5-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 13-5 winner as they battled the Astros at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -310 were rewarded, while the 18 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 13-5 final on Thursday in support of Jake Westbrook at Busch Stadium.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Phillies on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Phillies at -111 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Reds got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Philadelphia on Thursday; it was a 4-3 final at Citizens Bank Park in MLB wagering action.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of St. Louis' last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Saturday, August 25

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