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Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals in MLB odds

St. Louis Cardinals

Cincinnati Reds
1-1 April 03, 2014, 12:35 PM | Great American Ball Park 1-1

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

For the Reds, Homer Bailey gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cardinals hitters off the base paths. He'll face Lance Lynn, 0-0 on the year.View St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds and Stats.

On the MLB moneyline for this matchup, Cincinnati sat as -124 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The total was set at 7.5, according to 5Dimes.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Reds) and the No. 2 (Cardinals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 1-0 loser on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at +109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J.J. Hoover in a losing cause, 1-0, against Cincinnati on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Cincinnati and its No. 30-rated batting order, averaging 0.5 runs per nine innings, against the No. 29 lineup of the Cardinals at 0.5 runs per outing.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0.5 runs per game. Cincinnati, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 0.5 runs per game.

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
St. Louis is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 0-4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Friday, April 4th
Cincinnati at New York, Friday, April 4th