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Cardinals face Cincinnati Reds: MLB odds preview and stats

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
June 8, 7:15 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

40-21TEAM RECORD36-25

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Cincinnati and St. Louis on Saturday, with the host Reds trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Tyler Lyons for the Cardinals on the hill facing Mat Latos for the Reds. Lyons brings a 2-1 mark to the game, while Latos is 5-0 to date on the season.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -147 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 8.5, according to 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Reds and the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 3 ranked National League offense (4.6 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.6 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.5 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

St. Louis was a 9-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Reds. They won as -128 favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 9-2 final on Friday in support of Adam Wainwright at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 10 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Sunday, June 9