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St. Louis Cardinals host Cincinnati Reds in baseball action

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 8, 4:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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

Mat Latos, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Reds, while the Cardinals trot Jamie Garcia to the mound in this one. He is 1-0 so far in 2013.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-127 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:
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:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 6.2 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 2 and scoring 6.3 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (9.8 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Nationals on April 7. Bettors who backed the Reds at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Cincinnati rolled to a 6-3 win against Washington on Sunday, as Johnny Cueto and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis was a 14-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Giants. They won as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis ran up the score in their last game on Sunday, jumping to a lead and resulting in a 14-3 victory against San Francisco.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Tuesday, April 9