The Cincinnati Reds are looking to stay hot in St. Louis following an exciting extra-inning win at Yankee Stadium last night. They were able to fight back after blowing a 4-1 lead in the 8th frame. The Yankees forced extras, but the Reds responded with 3 runs in the top of the 10th.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 15, 2022
That was enough of a cushion to hand the Reds a big 7-6 win to take two of three games at Yankee Stadium. They were close to getting the full three-game sweep, but came just short in the second game in a 7-6 loss.
What does this mean for the Reds going forward? Probably not too much, at least as far as contending for the postseason is concerned. They’re 34-55 and 15.5 games behind the Brewers for the lead in the NL Central.
The Reds have another tough opponent on the menu this weekend. They’re back in the NL Central for a series against the Cards. St. Louis enters at 48-44 and three games behind the Brew Crew.
Milwaukee stole one at Oracle Park last night to maintain a three-game lead. The Cards are coming off back-to-back losses to the Dodgers. Things started off well with a 7-6 win, but St. Louis dropped the second and final game of the series.
The Reds are expected to send rookie Hunter Greene to the hill at Busch Stadium. He will be making the 18th start of his career. Fellow rookie, Andre Pallante, has the nod at home.
Head below for our free Reds vs. Cardinals prediction on July 15, 2022.
Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals Live Betting Odds:
|Cincinnati Reds||+1.5 (-150)||+122||Over 8.5 (-120)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||-1.5 (+130)||-153||Under 8.5 (+100)|
|Team Data||Cincinnati Reds||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Batting Average Away/Home||.225||.250|
|Runs Per 9||4.37||4.57|
|Team ERA Away/Home||5.15||3.49|
Reds vs. Cardinals Prediction:
The Reds are sending Hunter Greene to the mound, as he looks to get his season in order at Busch Stadium. Greene hasn’t been at his best this season, but it’s a good year for him to get experience for the future.
He’s been consistently producing these numbers. That said, Greene is coming off one of his better performances. He allowed 3 hits, 4 walks, and 1 earned run in a 5-4 win over the Rays.
Prior to that performance, Greene was pushed around for 7 hits and 6 earned runs in 5.1 innings of work. He is entering tonight with a 5.87 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in his previous three attempts.
The Cardinals didn’t hit well in their first meeting against Greene. They managed 2 hits and 1 earned run on June 11. After seeing Greene’s stuff once, the Cards should be better prepared this time.
Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends:
- Record (Last 10): 7-3
- 2-6 overall in their previous eight games versus the NL Central
- 1-5 overall in their previous six games after their opponent scores 2 or fewer runs
- 4-10 overall in their previous 14 games on a Friday
- 1-4 overall in their previous five games at St. Louis
- 2-6 overall in their previous eight games versus the Cardinals
- Record (Last 10): 4-6
- 14-5 overall in their previous 19 games versus a starter with a WHIP worse than 1.30
- 35-17 overall in their previous 52 games versus the NL Central
- 4-1 in their previous five games versus the Reds at home
- 6-2 overall in their previous eight games versus the Reds
- UNDER is 5-2 in their previous seven games
Andre Pallante is going into his eighth major league start with an ERA of 3.10 and a 1.43 WHIP through 65 innings. He has been in better form at home this season.
He’s given up 3 hits in 12 at-bats with no runs allowed against the Reds. Pallante hasn’t allowed an extra-base hit against this one.
The Reds may give a good effort in this one, but I’m leaning towards them slowing down a touch in this series opener at Busch Stadium. Greene likely doesn’t last too long, with the ball handed over to a tired bullpen after a series at Yankee Stadium. At +120 on the runline, the Cards are worth considering.