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St. Louis sends Jake Westbrook vs Homer Bailey in Cardinals vs Reds game

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 10, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

5-3TEAM RECORD4-4

A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Cincinnati duelling St. Louis on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

It's a pitching duel between Jake Westbrook for the Cardinals (0-1 on the year) and Homer Bailey for Cincinnati (1-0 so far).

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were -109 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Reds odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 1 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 4 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 5.8 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 4 in the National League at 3.8 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.1 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (9.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 10-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 4 mark in runs allowed.

Cincinnati was a 5-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +103 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of UNDER bettors. Cincinnati suffered a 5-1 loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, as Bronson Arroyo wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
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 10 of Cincinnati's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis' last 10 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, April 12
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Friday, April 12

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