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Cincinnati Reds home to Mets in baseball betting action

New York Mets

Cincinnati Reds
71-85 September 24, 2013, 07:10 PM | Great American Ball Park 90-67

The visiting Mets hope for a solid performance on Tuesday as they look to steal a win at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds.

Mike Leake will take the mound for Cincinnati, and he'll carry a 14-6 record into the contest. Jonathon Niese gets the ball for New York; he's 7-8 so far this season.

View New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting New York before the first pitch in this match found them as 185-moneyline Underdog earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 5 (Reds) and the No. 27 (Mets) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

New York lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Reds on September 23. Bettors who backed the Reds at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York lost in extra innings against the Reds on Monday as Cincinnati edged them 3-2 at Great American Ball Park.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 10-rated offense, averaging 4.39 runs per game, against a Mets defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.28 in runs allowed per game. The Reds have averaged 8.54 hits per game so far, more than Mets batters have averaged on the year (8.21 hits per game).

Defensively, New York features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.37 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 4.38 runs per game.

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

Next up:
New York at Cincinnati, Wednesday, September 25th