St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Betting Prediction

MLB Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction 5/29/2024

The St. Louis Cardinals (26-27) travel to face off against the Cincinnati Reds (24-31) on Wednesday, May 29th. This game will be played at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati and televised on BSOH. The Cardinals are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Reds are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Cardinals. First pitch is set for 1:10 ET.

Cardinals vs Reds

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St. Louis cruised to a 7-1 win over the Reds in the most recent game of this series. The Cardinals had a huge 3rd inning, scoring seven of their eight runs. As for the Reds, they scored their only run in the 4th. Heading into the game, the Cardinals were at +110 on the money line.

Kyle Gibson pitched well for the Cardinals in this one, going six innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with six strikeouts but issued two walks. On the other side, Andrew Abbott got tagged for six runs in six innings of work for the Reds.

Nolan Arenado and Nolan Gorman each homered for the Cardinals, while Ivan Herrera went 3/5 with an RBI. Paul Goldschmidt also had a two-hit game and drove in a run.

St. Louis is 26-27 overall and is 4.5 games behind the Brewers in the NL Central. So far, they have gone just 4-7 in divisional games. The Cardinals will be on the road today, facing the Reds, and they are 8-2 over their last 10 games.

The Cardinals have won four straight games as the favorite, and they are 14-13 overall when favored this season. As the underdog, St. Louis is 12-14 this year, including going 5-4 as the road favorite. Currently, they are 13-12 at home.

When betting on the St. Louis Cardinals’ run line this season, it’s been better to back them as the underdog. The Cardinals have a 16-10 run line record as the underdog, compared to a 10-17 mark when favored. Their overall run line record is 26-27, with an average run margin of -0.7 runs per game.

The St. Louis Cardinals are on the road against the Cincinnati Reds today, and the over/under line is set at 9.5 runs. The Cardinals’ games have averaged 8.5 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 24-27. Their games have had an average over/under line of 8 runs, and when the line has been set at 9.5 runs, the over/under record is 1-2. This is just the second time this season that their game has had an over/under line of 9.5 runs.

Andre Pallante Gets The Start For The Cardinals

Right-hander Andre Pallante is getting the start for the Cardinals today as he faces the Reds on the road. He has made nine appearances this season but has yet to make a start. Pallante’s ERA is 6.30, and he has a record of 0-1. Opposing batters are hitting .286 off Pallante this season. Looking back at his last outing, he went three innings out of the bullpen, giving up two earned runs on five hits. Pallante didn’t give up a homer in that outing, but he had given up a homer in three straight appearances before that. Per nine innings, he has 4.5 walks compared to 5.4 strikeouts.

Cardinals Offense Breakdown

Paul Goldschmidt has been on a tear of late for the Cardinals, going 9/25 in his last six games with three homers and six RBIs. For the season, Goldschmidt is batting just .228, but his seven homers are 11th in the league and 2nd on the team. Nolan Gorman leads the team with nine homers but is batting just .214. As a team, the Cardinals are 25th in the league in scoring at 3.9 runs per game.

Both Nolan Arenado and Brendan Donovan have four homers this season, with Arenado leading the team with 25 RBIs. Arenado is batting .257 this season, while Donovan is hitting just .235. The Cardinals will be looking to get their offense going, as they are near the bottom of the league in most offensive categories.

Cincinnati is 24-31 overall, putting them 5th in the NL Central. They are 7.5 games behind the Brewers for the division lead and are 2-3 in division games. The Reds are looking to take the series lead over the Cardinals today, and they are 5-11-1 in series this year.

The Reds have been good as the underdog lately, winning three straight games as the underdog. At home, they are 6-6 as the underdog this year. Cincinnati is 11-11 when favored and 14-16 at home overall. On the road, they are 10-15 this year.

When it comes to the run line, the Reds have been a solid bet on the road this season, going 16-9. They have been a bit less reliable at home, going 13-17. They have been a better bet as an underdog, going 19-14, compared to 10-12 as a favorite. Their average run differential in games they win is +3.8, while their average run differential in losses is -3.2.

The Reds are at home today and the over/under line for their game against the Cardinals is set at 9.5 runs. Their games have averaged 8.3 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 25-28. Their games have had an average over/under line of 9 runs, and when the line has been set at 9.5 runs, they have gone over 10 times and under 4 times. Only 3.6% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 9.5 runs, and their current under streak is at 4 games.

Frankie Montas Gets The Start For The Reds

Right-hander Frankie Montas gets the start for the Reds today as he faces the Cardinals at home. Montas has made nine starts this year and has a record of 2-3 with an ERA of 4.61. He has made two quality starts this year and is coming off an outing in which he gave up four earned runs in six innings of work. In that outing against the Padres, he gave up three walks and one homer. Montas has not taken the loss in any of his last three outings, finishing with a no-decision in each.

Reds Offense Breakdown

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As a team, the Reds are averaging just 4.1 runs per game, which is 21st in the league. They are also near the bottom of the league in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and OPS. However, they do have a few hitters who have put up some good power numbers, as they are 15th in the league in isolated power.

Elly De La Cruz comes into the game with a team-leading nine homers and is batting .245 for the season. Spencer Steer and Will Benson are also among the team leaders in home runs, but Steer is batting just .226, and Benson is hitting just .199. Steer has two homers in his last six games and is 5/21 in that stretch, while Benson has gone 3/9 in his last five games.

Cardinals vs Reds Prediction

Our prediction for today’s Cardinals vs. Reds matchup is to take the Reds on the money line at -123. We actually have the Reds winning this one by a score of 5-4, so there is some value in taking them to win straight up.

Looking at some of the other markets, you could also look to take the over, as we have the game finishing with a combined nine runs, and with the line sitting at 9.5, there is a little bit of wiggle room there.

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