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New York MetsCincinnati Reds
Aug 14, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

55-60TEAM RECORD69-46

New York pays a visit to Cincinnati on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Reds bats in baseball action at Great American Ball Park.

Chris Young, with a record of 3-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Reds trot Mat Latos to the mound in this one. He is 10-3 so far in 2012.

View NY Mets vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -185 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Mets odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 4 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 11 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 8 ranked National League offense (4.3 runs per game) against a Mets defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 13 in the National League at 4.6 runs allowed per game. The Reds have been averaging 8.5 hits per game, less than the Mets have managed so far this season (8.7 hits on average).

Cincinnati owns the National League's No. 2 defense, allowing 3.7 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's National League No. 13-rated defense.

In their last action, New York was a 6-5 winner at home against the Braves. Bettors on New York at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Mets enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Braves on Sunday, with Jonathon Niese throwing 8 innings of 6-hit ball at Citi Field.

Cincinnati was a 3-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -184 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Reds didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Chicago 3-0 on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-7
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Mets are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Mets at Reds trends to consider:
NY Mets are 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 5 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Mets' last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing NY Mets
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing at home against NY Mets
Cincinnati is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games

Next up:
NY Mets at Cincinnati, Wednesday, August 15