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Baseball Odds: Phillies vs. Reds

The Philadelphia Phillies will return from a layoff on Monday night to begin a four-game road series against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Phillies had their weekend games against the Marlins cancelled because of Hurricane Irene; they last played on Friday night. Cole Hamels (13-7, 2.62 ERA) is slated to start for Philly on Monday.

View Philadelphia vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 135 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 8 in the National League and the Phillies at No. 1 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Phillies rank No. 8 in the National League at 8.7 hits per game. That compares with Cincinnati’s No. 3 ranking in that category.

Philadelphia brings the National League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 10-ranked defense.

The Reds were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got Cincinnati at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Cincinnati hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 11-strikeout performance from Johnny Cueto - will prevaiil again after their 5-4 victory against Washington at Great American Ball Park.

Philadelphia Phillies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Philadelphia are 2-8
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Phillies at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 5 games
Philadelphia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Philadelphia's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Philadelphia is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Philadelphia
Cincinnati is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Philadelphia

Next up:
Philadelphia at Cincinnati, Tuesday, August 30