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Kyle McClellan Cardinals at Home vs Cincinnati in MLB Clash

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 22, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds


The visiting Reds hope for a solid performance on Friday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The match puts starter Edinson Volquez for the Reds on the hill facing Kyle McClellan for the Cardinals. Volquez brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while McClellan is 2-0 to date on the season.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -140 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 3-rated National League offense, averaging 5.5 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.6 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 10.4 hits per game so far, more than Reds batters have averaged on the year (9.4 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 7-4 winner at home against the Diamondbacks. Bettors on Cincinnati at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Daniel Hudson and the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Thursday at Great American Ball Park.

The Cardinals were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Nationals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Cardinals didn’t allow a single run in their last start, as their staff shut out Washington 5-0 on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Cincinnati is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Saturday, April 23