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Cincinnati Reds take on Cardinals in baseball test

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

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

67-70TEAM RECORD73-64

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Cincinnati on Friday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

For the Cardinals, Chris Carpenter gets the ball, charged with keeping the Reds hitters off the base paths. He'll face Johnny Cueto, 9-5 on the year.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as -140 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 6 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Reds sit at a National League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.2 hits per game. The Reds average 8.9 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

The Reds were a 6-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Philadelphia at -122 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. The Reds were saddled with a loss last time out in Mike Leake's start, as they lost 6-4 against Philadelphia on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis was an 8-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They won as +176 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in an 8-4 victory over Milwaukee on Thursday at Miller Park behind starter Brandon Dickson.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Saturday, September 3