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Cincinnati Reds battle vs New York Mets highlights MLB odds menu

New York Mets

Cincinnati Reds
72-85 September 25, 2013, 12:35 PM | Great American Ball Park 90-68

The Reds get a visit from the New York Mets in baseball action on Wednesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Mat Latos gets the call for the Cincinnati Reds and he will try to build on a 14-6 mark. In the other dugout, Daisuke Matsuzaka brings a 2-3 ledger to the game for the Mets as he tries to quiet the Reds bats.

View New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds Odds and Stats.

The Reds were listed as -194 moneyline Favorite earlier in the day at BetOnline, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8.5 earlier at TopBet.

The Reds - Mets odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 27.

New York won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Reds on September 24. Bettors who backed the Mets at +175 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Reds, a 4-2 final on Tuesday in support of Jonathon Niese at Great American Ball Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has baseball's No. 10-rated offensive output, at 8.53 hits per game. The Mets average 8.22 hits per game, good for No. 25 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Cincinnati has the No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Mets own the No. 19 mark in runs allowed.

A few Mets at Reds trends to consider:
NY Mets is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
NY Mets is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Mets is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Mets's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home
Cincinnati is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games when playing NY Mets

Next up:
New York at Milwaukee, Thursday, September 26th
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Friday, September 27th