Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Tuesday, May 23, 2023

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Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Tuesday, May 23, 2023

MLB Predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (21-28), led by Paul DeJong on a two-game home run streak, are -143 favorites on the moneyline to defeat the Cincinnati Reds (20-27). First pitch is set for 6:40 PM ET Tuesday, live from Great American Ball Park and airing on BSOH.

St. Louis’ Adam Wainwright gets the start, and he’ll go against Cincinnati’s Graham Ashcraft.

Cardinals vs. Reds Odds

  • Cardinals odds to win: -143
  • Reds odds to win: +123
  • Spread: Cardinals -1.5
  • Total: 10.5 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Time: 6:40 PM ET
  • TV: BSOH

Who Will Win Cardinals vs. Reds?

Cardinals and Reds Betting Trends

The Cardinals have won 12 of the 26 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (46.2%).

St. Louis has a 7-10 record (winning 41.2% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -143 or shorter.

This season, the Reds have been the underdog 35 times and won 14, or 40%, of those games.

Cincinnati has a record of 7-16 in games where bookmakers have it as underdogs of at least +123 on the moneyline.

The Cardinals have played in 49 games with an over/under set, and have combined with their opponents to go over the total 26 times (26-21-2).

The Reds’ games have gone over the total in 25 of their 47 chances.

Cardinals Stats & Insights

The Cardinals are the fifth-highest scoring team in the majors, averaging 5.1 runs per game (250 total).

St. Louis ranks fifth in MLB action with 68 home runs. They average 1.4 per game.

The Cardinals’ .260 batting average is seventh-best in MLB.

St. Louis strikes out 8.3 times per game to rank 10th in the majors.

The Cardinals pitching staff ranks 11th in MLB with a collective 8.9 strikeouts per nine innings.

St. Louis’ 4.27 team ERA ranks 15th among all MLB pitching staffs.

Reds Stats & Insights

The Reds rank 21st in the majors with 201 total runs scored this season.

Cincinnati ranks 28th in Major League Baseball with just 36 home runs as a team.

The Reds rank 17th in MLB with a .244 team batting average.

Cincinnati ranks 25th in strikeouts per game (9.3) among MLB offenses.

The Reds strike out 9.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, seventh-best in MLB.

Cincinnati has pitched to a 5.04 ERA this season, which ranks 28th in baseball.

Cardinals Key Players to Watch

Wainwright makes the start for the Cardinals, his fourth of the season. He is 1-0 with a 5.74 ERA and eight strikeouts in 15 2/3 innings pitched.

Paul Goldschmidt has been key for St. Louis with seven home runs, 23 RBI and a batting average of .288 this season.

Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis in home runs with 13, runs batted in with 39 and a batting average of .301.

Nolan Arenado is slashing .271/.314/.448 this season for the Cardinals.

Tommy Edman has 41 hits and an OBP of .333 to go with a slugging percentage of .466 this season.

Reds Key Players to Watch

The Reds will hand the ball to Ashcraft (2-2) for his 10th start of the season.

Jonathan India has accumulated a team-best batting average of .287.

Jake Fraley’s 32 runs batted in pace his team.

Spencer Steer has hit a team-best six homers.

Nick Senzel is batting .254 with five doubles, four home runs and 12 walks.

Cardinals and Reds Injuries

Cardinals: Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), 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), 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 6, Reds 5
  • Total Prediction: Under 10.5 runs
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