Cardinals vs Reds Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 30)

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Last year, the Cincinnati Reds (50-76, 26-36 home) won the season series from the St Louis Cardinals (74-54, 32-32 away) for the first time since 2011. As far as doing so again in 2022, that ship hasn’t set sail yet, but the Reds’ hopes are sinking fast.

With seven games left to play against each other, Cincinnati trails St Louis 7-4 overall. The Reds met the Cardinals Monday in the opener of a three-game home set.

Just two wins away from clinching the season set, oddsmakers are placing the Cardinals at -210 favorites to win over Cincinnati on Tuesday. St Louis is a National League-best 36-18 against the runline following a loss.

Cardinals vs Reds Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
St Louis Cardinals -210 -1.5 (-130) O 10 (-105)
Cincinnati Reds +175 +1.5 (+110) U 10 (-115)

Odds as of August 29 at Caesars Sportsbook. Get the Caesars Sportsbook bonus code to bet on MLB today.

First pitch at Great American Ball Park is set for 6:40pm ET on Tuesday, August 30. Clear skies with 11 mph wind and a temperature of 87 degrees are in the weather forecast.

At odds of -210, the Cardinals have an implied probability of victory of 67.74% in the MLB betting line. A successful $10 wager on St Louis would deliver a payout of $14.80.

In the MLB Division odds, the betting line is displaying the Cardinals as the +1000 favorite to win the NL Central. Cincinnati is the fifth betting choice at +154976 in the division. The MLB pennant odds show St Louis at +1200 and the Reds at +400000. In the World Series odds, St Louis is +2600 and Cincinnati is +500000.

St Louis vs Cincinnati Probable Pitchers

Tuesday’s MLB lineups show a battle of right-handers between Dakota Hudson of the Cardinals and Justin Dunn of the Reds. Control is proving to be an problem for Hudson. He’s issued a NL-high 55 bases on balls.

Hudson is in the bottom 3% of MLB pitchers in strikeout percentage (13.7), xERA (5.19) and Max EV (116.9) He’s in the bottom 7% in xBA (.277) and the bottom 10% of xwOBA (.349).

Hudson has faced the Reds twice this season. He got win in a 5-0 victory April 23 at Cincinnati. He worked 6.2 innings, allowing two hits. On June 12, Cincinnati beat Hudson 7-6. He allowed six earned runs in seven innings. Over his career, Hudson is 6-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 10 appearances facing the Reds.

Hudson vs Dunn

7-6 Record 1-2
4.23 ERA 5.12
5.19 xERA 4.13
1.39 WHIP 1.66
1.27 SO/W Ratio 2.67

Recalled from Triple-A Louisville on August 8, right-hander Justin Dunn has made four starts this month. The team is 2-2 in those games.

Turning in his first quality start in his last outing against the Philadelphia Phillies, Dunn worked six innings, allowing two earned runs and striking out five against two walks. This will be his second home start for the Reds.

Dunn took the bump in Cincinnati on August 14 to face the Chicago Cubs and it didn’t go well. He surrendered five earned runs and seven hits, including three home runs, over 3.2 innings pitched.

He’ll be facing the Cardinals for the first time as a big-league pitcher.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Cardinals Batters Batting Average vs Dunn Reds Batters Batting Average vs Hudson
Nolan Arenado .000 Aristides Aquino .222
Dylan Carson .000 Jose Barrero .000
Paul DeJong .000 Stuart Fairchild .000
Corey Dickerson .000 Kyle Farmer .200
Brendan Donovan .000 Jake Fraley .000
Tommy Edman .000 TJ Friedl .667
Paul Goldschmidt .000 Jonathan India .000
Nolan Gorman .000 Alejo Lopez .000
Andrew Knizner .000 Colin Moran .182
Yadier Molina .000 Chuckie Robinson .000
Lars Nootbaar .000 Austin Romine .000
Tyler O’Neill .000 Nick Senzel .222
Albert Pujols .250 Donovan Solano .000

Albert Pujols is the only Cardinals batter to have previously faced Dunn in an MLB game. The future Hall of Famer is 1-for-4 (.250), but that one hit was a two-run homer.

Cincinnati batters really haven’t enjoyed much success against Hudson. TJ Friedl is 2-for-3 with two RBI. Colin Moran has homered and driven in two runs.

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Cardinals vs Reds Prediction

Traditionally, August has been Hudson’s winningest month of the season. He’s 9-3 with 2.93 ERA in the eighth month of the year. Indeed, St Louis has won three of his four starts so far this month and he’s 1-0.

St Louis is 23-7 over the past 30 games, while Cincinnati is 7-13 over the past 20. The Cardinals are also a solid 33-19 straight up against NL Central opposition.

Pick: St Louis Cardinals ML (-210)


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