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Cardinals continue set in Cincinnati

Shelby Miller is expected to get the start for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series against the division-rival Cincinnati Reds.

Miller sits at 12-9 with a 3.13 ERA on the season, and he's 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA in his two career starts against the Reds. The righthander got tagged with a loss by the Pirates last time out, giving up five runs in just 4 1-3 innings.

The Reds trot Bronson Arroyo to the mound in this one. He is 13-10 so far in 2013.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Reds were listed as -131 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

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. 4-rated Reds in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.2 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 8 ranking in that category.

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 4-ranked defense.

The Cardinals were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Reds. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Homer Bailey in a losing cause, 1-0, against Cincinnati on Tuesday.

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

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

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Thursday, September 5