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MLB Game Preview - Cardinals underdogs vs Reds at Cincinnati

St. Louis CardinalsCincinnati Reds
July 15, 8:05 PM | GrassGreat American Ball Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Odds

46-42TEAM RECORD49-38

The Cincinnati Reds will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the St. Louis Cardinals invade Great American Ball Park on Sunday.

Jake Westbrook gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 7-7 on the season. The Reds, meanwhile, will counter with Homer Bailey, who will be looking to improve on his 7-6 mark.

View St Louis vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Reds as -160 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 8.5.

Power Rankings:
The Reds - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Cincinnati is rated No. 5 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 3 in the National League.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Cincinnati owns the No. 11 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 1 in the same category at 9.5 per game.

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 6-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Reds' league No. 2-ranked defense.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Reds on July 14. Bettors who backed the Reds at -116 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis lost in extra innings against the Reds on Saturday as Cincinnati edged them 3-2 at Great American Ball Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Milwaukee are 8-2
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Arizona are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few Cardinals at Reds trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing Cincinnati
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Cincinnati's last 21 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Monday, July 16
Cincinnati home to Arizona, Monday, July 16