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Cincinnati Reds take on Cardinals in baseball test

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
Oct 2, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The Cardinals get a visit from the Cincinnati Reds in baseball action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Mat Latos to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 13-4. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Chris Carpenter, who owns a 0-1 record on the season with a 3.27 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals - Reds odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 4 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Cincinnati is at No. 6 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Reds are rated No. 8 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

The Reds were a 4-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -140 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in Bronson Arroyo's start, as they lost 4-2 against St. Louis on Monday at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Wednesday, October 3