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Cincinnati Reds vs New York Mets Betting Preview

New York MetsCincinnati Reds
July 26, 7:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

New York Mets vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

51-51TEAM RECORD50-52

The Cincinnati Reds will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Mets invade Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

Jonathon Niese, with a record of 9-8 on the season, gets the ball for the Mets, while the Reds trot Johnny Cueto to the mound in this one. He is 6-3 so far in 2011.

View NY Mets vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -165 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Reds at No. 8 in the National League and the Mets at No. 4 in the National League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its National League No. 2-rated batting order, averaging 4.6 runs per nine innings, against the National League's No. 5 lineup of the Mets at 4.4 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

In their last action, New York was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on New York at +116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Mets grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Leake and the Reds 4-2 on Monday at Great American Ball Park.

New York Mets Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Mets are 5-5
After playing NY Mets are 2-8
After a loss are 7-3

A few Mets at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Mets' last 6 games
NY Mets are 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Cincinnati's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games at home

Next up:
NY Mets at Cincinnati, Wednesday, July 27