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Reds close out series against Cardinals

Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds will close out their MLB betting series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday with the NL Central clubs meeting in the day's primetime matchup.

St. Louis' probable pitcher for Sunday night is Lance Lynn, who enters the game with an 8-1 record and a 2.76 ERA on the season. The righthander is 2-0 in his six career outings against the Reds, posting a 3.32 ERA over 19 innings of work.

Cincinnati hands the ball to starter Bronson Arroyo in this one and he'll try to improve on his 6-5 mark on the year.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the Reds as -105 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5 at shops such as 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Reds, most recently No. 2 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 1 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.5 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -150 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Cardinals endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Reds on Saturday, with Tyler Lyons throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a loss are 9-1

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at NY Mets, Tuesday, June 11
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Monday, June 10

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