MLB Matchups  >>  Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 05/01/2013

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at Busch Stadium.

The Reds will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Homer Bailey in this game. Bailey has a 1-2 record and a 2.81 ERA this season.

Bailey's opponent in this one will be Lance Lynn. The Cardinals righthander has a 3.10 ERA to go along with a 4-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Reds, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Cincinnati was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They lost as +125 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Cincinnati: 15-13 SU
St. Louis: 15-11 SU
CINCINNATI MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After a win are 5-5


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

NEXT UP:
Cincinnati at Chi Cubs, Friday, May 3
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Thursday, May 2