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Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 27, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The Cardinals get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Mat Latos, with a record of 13-4 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Cardinals trot Joe Kelly to the mound in this one. He is 5-1 so far in 2013.

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Betting Line:
Those going with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as moneyline favorites of -105 at TopBet for Monday's contest. The total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 1-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 4-rated Reds in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.3 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.4 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cincinnati was an 8-6 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 8-6 on Monday behind a start from Tyler Lyons at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Cincinnati's last 14 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Wednesday, August 28

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