MLB Game Preview - Reds underdogs vs Cardinals at St. Louis

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 18, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

4-7TEAM RECORD8-3

The St. Louis Cardinals look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Reds arrive at Busch Stadium on Wednesday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Jamie Garcia in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-0 mark on the year. Cincinnati counters with Mat Latos, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cardinals as -145 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 15 and scoring 2.9 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (7 per nine innings).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.2 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the National League at home, scoring 5.5 runs per game.

The Reds were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -118 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Reds got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against St. Louis on Tuesday; it was a 2-1 final at Busch Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

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

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Thursday, April 19

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