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April 23, 4:10 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

10-10TEAM RECORD11-9

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Cincinnati Reds on Saturday.

The Cardinals will rely on Chris Carpenter to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Travis Wood will be his counterpart for the Reds. Chris Carpenter is 0-2 this season, and Travis Wood is 1-2.

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Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Cardinals as -155 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 7.5.

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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. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 1 and scoring 5.4 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (9.4 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 14-rated road mark, allowing 5 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 4-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -132 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 4-2 loss against St. Louis on Friday, as Edinson Volquez wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

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

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games on the road
Cincinnati is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Sunday, April 24

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