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Bronson Arroyo vs Adam Wainwright matchup featured in MLB action

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 19, 1:45 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Cincinnati battle on Thursday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

For the Cardinals, Adam Wainwright gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Bronson Arroyo, 0-0 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, St. Louis sat as -165 favorites. The total was set at 7.5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 11 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Reds, who rate a National League No. 3 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 1-ranked scoring average of 5.8 runs per game, against a Reds offense rated No. 15 and scoring 2.8 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 10.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Reds hitters have managed (7.2 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the National League's No. 4 defense, allowing 3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Cincinnati's National League No. 10-rated defense.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 11-1 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (12) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Wednesday, suffering a 11-1 humiliation against St. Louis.

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

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

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

Next up:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, April 20
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Friday, April 20