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St. Louis Cardinals take on Reds in baseball test

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
Sep 3, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

79-58TEAM RECORD77-61

Great American Ball Park hosts an MLB battle between the Cincinnati Reds and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

For the Reds, Homer Bailey gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Michael Wacha, 1-0 on the year.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Cardinals listed as underdogs of +-143 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Reds rated this week at No. 4 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.4 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.2 hits on average).

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 4.6 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -122 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Adam Wainwright's start, as they lost 7-2 against Cincinnati on Monday at Great American Ball Park.

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

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 3-7
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 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Cincinnati is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Wednesday, September 4