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St. Louis Cardinals home to Reds in baseball betting action

Cincinnati RedsSt. Louis Cardinals
Oct 1, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

96-63TEAM RECORD86-73

The St. Louis Cardinals host Cincinnati on Monday, looking to build on their 86-73 mark against the 96-63 Reds in MLB betting action at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati puts its faith in starter Bronson Arroyo to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 12-9. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Jamie Garcia, who owns a 6-7 record on the season with a 3.99 ERA.

View Cincinnati vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
St. Louis opened as -130 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 8.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 4-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 6-rated Reds in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits St. Louis' No. 2-rated National League offense, averaging 4.8 runs per game, against a Reds defense that ranks No. 1 in the National League at 3.7 in runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.4 hits per game so far, more than Reds batters have averaged on the year (8.6 hits per game).

Defensively, Cincinnati features the National League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.5 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

Cincinnati was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as -138 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Reds grabbed a win last time out, defeating Wandy Rodriguez and the Pirates 4-3 on Sunday at PNC Park.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 10-4 winner at home against the Nationals. Bettors on St. Louis at -137 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (14) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals enjoyed a 10-4 victory at the expense of the Nationals on Sunday, with Lance Lynn throwing 5 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Reds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

Next up:
Cincinnati at St. Louis, Tuesday, October 2