MLB Matchups  >>  Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 04/08/2013

The St. Louis Cardinals will be trying to extend a winning streak on Monday when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at Busch Stadium.

Righthander Mat Latos will take the mound for the Reds to start this game. Latos is 0-0 this season with a 4.05 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jamie Garcia who starts for the Cardinals. Lefthander Garcia is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 127-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Cincinnati won its last outing, a 6-3 result against the Nationals on April 7. Bettors who backed the Reds at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis was a 14-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Giants. They won as +119 underdogs, while the total score of 17 made winners of OVER bettors.

CURRENT STREAK:
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cincinnati: 4-2 SU
St. Louis: 3-3 SU
CINCINNATI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing San Francisco are 5-5
After a win are 5-5


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Cincinnati's last 11 games on the road
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Cincinnati

NEXT UP:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, April 9