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St. Louis Cardinals home to Reds in baseball betting action

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
April 30, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

15-12TEAM RECORD14-11

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

St. Louis sends Jamie Garcia out against Bronson Arroyo for the Reds in this game. Garcia is 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA on the season, while Arroyo is 2-2 on the year and has a 4.24 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Reds listed as underdogs of +-139 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 9-rated Reds taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Cardinals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 4-rated National League offense, averaging 4.6 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.2 hits per game so far, less than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.5 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Reds own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +118 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Cincinnati rolled to a 2-1 win against St. Louis on Monday, as Mat Latos and the Reds' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

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

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Cincinnati is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Cincinnati is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games at home
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Wednesday, May 1