Cardinals Vs Reds: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – July 23, 2022

Written By Staff on July 22, 2022

Paul Goldschmidt brings a two-game home run streak into the St. Louis Cardinals’ (50-45) matchup with the Cincinnati Reds (35-57) whose Jonathan India has also hit home runs in two consecutive games. It starts at 6:40 PM ET on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. St. Louis’ (-163 to win) Steven Matz gets the start against Cincinnati’s (+138) Mike Minor.

The betting insights in the article below reflect odds as of July 23, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Reds Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Matz (STL) Pitcher Minor (CIN)
3 – 3 W/L 1 – 6
37.1 IP 42.0
6.03 ERA 6.21
1.393 WHIP 1.476
10.6 K/9 8.1
1.9 BB/9 3.2

Cardinals Probable Starter Steven Matz

  • Matz (3-3 with a 6.03 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 37 1/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Cardinals, his 10th of the season.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Sunday, May 22 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, when he threw zero scoreless innings without surrendering a hit.
  • The 31-year-old has amassed an ERA of 6.03, with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings, in nine games this season. Opposing hitters have a .284 batting average against him.
  • Matz is looking to pick up his third quality start of the year.
  • He meets a Reds offense that ranks 19th in the league with 399 runs while batting .240 as a squad. It has a collective .380 slugging percentage (22nd in MLB action) and has hit a total of 87 home runs (21st in MLB).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Reds Stats vs Matz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Joey Votto 9 .444 4 0 0 .500 .944
Mike Moustakas 8 .500 4 1 2 .500 1.500
Brandon Drury 8 .500 4 1 2 .500 1.375
Tommy Pham 7 .571 4 1 2 .727 1.727
Kyle Farmer 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Donovan Solano 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Nick Senzel 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Reynolds 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Reds Probable Starter Mike Minor

  • The Reds will hand the ball to Minor (1-6) for his ninth start of the season.
  • The left-hander’s last appearance was on Wednesday, July 13, when he threw 4 2/3 innings against the New York Yankees, giving up one earned run while allowing five hits.
  • The 34-year-old has an ERA of 6.21 and 8.1 strikeouts per nine innings with an opponent batting average of .273 in eight games this season.
  • He has started eight games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The Cardinals rank eighth in MLB with a .251 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 11th in the league (.403) and 100 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of July 23, 2022 at 5:27 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Minor

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Albert Pujols 18 .222 4 0 3 .333 .611
Paul Goldschmidt 12 .500 6 2 3 .538 1.621
Nolan Arenado 10 .300 3 1 3 .357 .957
Tommy Edman 6 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler O’Neill 6 .667 4 2 2 .667 2.500
Corey Dickerson 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Dylan Carlson 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 1.000
Edmundo Sosa 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Austin Romine 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 30 of the 47 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (63.8%).
  • St. Louis has a 13-8 record (winning 61.9% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -163 or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Cardinals a 62% chance to win.
  • St. Louis has combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 45 times this season for a 45-46-4 record against the over/under.
  • The Cardinals have covered 52.6% of their games this season, going 50-45-0 ATS.
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Reds Betting Trends

  • The Reds have won 28, or 38.4%, of the 73 games they’ve played as underdogs this season.
  • Cincinnati has a record of 13-29 in games where oddsmakers have them as underogs of at least +138 on the moneyline.
  • The Reds have a 42% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Cincinnati’s games have gone over the total in 51 of their 92 chances.
  • The Reds are 43-49-0 against the spread in their 92 chances this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Goldschmidt has an on-base percentage of .414, a slugging percentage of .596, and has 114 hits, all club-highs for the Cardinals. He’s hitting .331 with 28 doubles, 21 home runs and 47 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB play, Goldschmidt ranks second in batting average, first in on-base percentage, and fourth in slugging.
  • Goldschmidt has hit safely in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .300 with two home runs, two walks and seven RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado has 22 doubles, a triple, 18 home runs and 33 walks while batting .295.
  • Among qualifying batters, Arenado’s batting average ranks 25th, his on-base percentage ranks 31st, and he is 12th in the league in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman has 16 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 32 walks while batting .259.
  • Edman enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is batting .304 with three doubles, two walks and an RBI.
  • Dylan Carlson has 20 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 25 walks while hitting .260.
  • Carlson has safely hit in four straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .316 with three doubles, a triple, four walks and two RBI.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 367 .259 64 7 34 .323 .699
Paul Goldschmidt 344 .331 65 21 72 .414 1.010
Nolan Arenado 336 .295 41 18 59 .360 .887
Dylan Carlson 265 .260 33 5 26 .328 .743
Brendan Donovan 220 .286 30 2 30 .393 .779
Tyler O’Neill 179 .240 24 4 30 .303 .655
Nolan Gorman 167 .234 26 9 22 .312 .743
Andrew Knizner 150 .207 11 1 17 .300 .560
Albert Pujols 149 .215 17 6 20 .302 .678
Corey Dickerson 119 .202 15 3 15 .262 .581

Reds Players to Watch

  • Brandon Drury has 86 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .521, both of which rank first among Cincinnati hitters this season.
  • Of all the qualified hitters in MLB, Drury is 44th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 13th in slugging percentage.
  • Tommy Pham is batting .239 with a .386 slugging percentage and 36 RBI this year.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Pham ranks 110th in batting average, 81st in on-base percentage and 115th in slugging percentage.
  • Kyle Farmer has 73 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .341.
  • Joey Votto has seven home runs, 31 RBI and a batting average of .217 this season.

Reds Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Drury 313 .275 56 18 52 .332 .853
Tommy Pham 306 .239 53 11 36 .327 .713
Kyle Farmer 275 .265 33 6 46 .341 .737
Joey Votto 240 .217 25 7 31 .326 .709
Nick Senzel 218 .261 29 3 18 .319 .649
Mike Moustakas 205 .210 24 5 20 .298 .635
Tyler Naquin 175 .246 27 6 30 .309 .749
Tyler Stephenson 166 .319 24 6 35 .372 .854
Jonathan India 160 .231 17 5 16 .289 .651
Matt Reynolds 159 .252 26 3 15 .330 .695

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