Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Monday, May 22, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Monday, May 22, 2023

MLB Predictions

Nolan Arenado (12 games) will look to add to his hitting streak when the St. Louis Cardinals (21-27) and Cincinnati Reds (19-27) meet Monday at 6:40 PM ET, live on BSOH from Great American Ball Park. Arenado and the Cardinals are favored by oddsmakers with -193 odds on the moneyline.

St. Louis’ Jordan Montgomery and Cincinnati’s Brandon Williamson have been named the starters for this contest.

Cardinals vs. Reds Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -193
  • Reds odds to win: +164
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 10 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Monday, May 22, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Reds?

Cardinals and Reds Betting Trends

The Cardinals have put together a 12-13 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 48% of those games).

St. Louis has a record of 2-3 when it has played as moneyline favorites with odds of -193 or shorter (40% winning percentage).

The Reds have been underdogs in 34 games this season and won 13 (38.2%) of those contests.

This season, Cincinnati has won three of its nine games, or 33.3%, when it’s the underdog by at least +164 on the moneyline.

The Cardinals have played in 48 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 25 times (25-21-2).

Games involving the Reds have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 24 of 46 chances this season.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals score the fifth-most runs in baseball (245 total, 5.1 per game).

St. Louis ranks fifth-best in MLB play with 67 total home runs.

The Cardinals have the sixth-best batting average in the majors (.262).

St. Louis strikes out 8.1 times per game to rank 10th in MLB.

The 8.8 strikeouts per nine innings compiled by the Cardinals pitching staff ranks 12th in the majors.

St. Louis’ 4.25 team ERA ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds rank 22nd in the majors with 195 total runs scored this season.

Cincinnati’s 35 home runs rank 28th in MLB this season.

The Reds rank 16th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.

Cincinnati ranks 24th with an average of 9.2 strikeouts per game.

The Reds average 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitching staff, eighth-most in the league.

Cincinnati pitchers have a combined ERA of 5.08 ERA this year, which ranks 28th in MLB.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Montgomery (2-6 with a 4.21 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cardinals, his 10th of the season.

Paul Goldschmidt has been key for St. Louis with 53 hits, an OBP of .399 plus a slugging percentage of .497.

Nolan Gorman is batting .302 with 13 home runs and 39 RBI, all three of which rank first for St. Louis this season.

Arenado is slashing .278/.322/.460 this season for the Cardinals.

Tommy Edman is batting .287 with an OBP of .340 and a slugging percentage of .483 this season.

Reds Key Players to Watch

The Reds’ Williamson will make his second start of the season.

Jonathan India has a team-high batting average of .284.

Jake Fraley’s five home runs and 32 RBI both lead his team.

Spencer Steer leads the Reds with five home runs.

Nick Senzel has five doubles, four home runs and 12 walks while batting .246.

Cardinals and Reds Injuries

Cardinals: Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Reds: Henry Ramos: 10 Day IL (Hip), TJ Friedl: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Derek Law: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Nick Lodolo: 15 Day IL (Calf), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Fernando Cruz: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Joey Votto: 60 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Cardinals 4, Reds 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 10 runs
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