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Johnny Cueto faces Mark Buehrle in MLB odds action

Miami MarlinsCincinnati Reds
April 5, 4:10 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

Miami Marlins vs Cincinnati Reds Odds


Cincinnati will look to improve on its 0-0 record when take on Miami, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.

The Reds will turn to Johnny Cueto and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Marlins send Mark Buehrle (0-0) to the hill.

View Miami vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cincinnati opened as +175 moneyline underdogs in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Marlins odds would favor the Reds if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 8 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while Miami is at No. 11 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Cincinnati has the National League's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 0 hits per game. The Marlins average 4 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the National League list.

Miami brings the National League's No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 1-ranked defense.

The Marlins were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +170 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Miami suffered a 4-1 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Josh Johnson wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 3-0 loser on the road against the Mets. Bettors on New York at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Cincinnati didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Miguel Batista in a losing cause, 3-0, against New York on Wednesday.

Miami Marlins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Miami are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Marlins at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Miami's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Miami's last 17 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Miami's last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Miami is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 14-4 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Miami
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games
Cincinnati is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Miami
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami at Cincinnati, Saturday, April 7