St Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds 5-22-2023

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds 5/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds 5/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The St. Louis Cardinals are back on the road heading to Ohio to take on the Cincinnati Reds in an MLB National League Central Division four-game series on the road at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Monday evening.


St. Louis defeated the LA Dodgers in a four-game series at 3-1, improving its overall record to 21-27 with a road record at 10-12 and placed third in the NL Central with five games behind Milwaukee in the first place.


The Cardinals won four of the last five outings, including the last two installments of a series versus the Dodgers.


On Sunday, Shortstop Paul DeJong hit a long ball and scored four runs in putting power to St. Louis’ offense leading to its 10-5 home triumph against the LA Dodgers.


Left-handed Pitcher Jordan Montgomery will be climbing up the hill to start for the Cardinals in a four-game series versus the Reds on Monday night.


The thirty-year-old Southpaw is 2-6 on the season with a 4.21 ERA, 1.34 WHlP, and 48 strikeouts while conceding 56 hits, 13 free bases, and six home runs in pitching for 51.1 frames in his starts.


St. Louis lost each of Montgomery’s last five starts while yielding nine runs through his previous 16+ innings pitched. 


St. Louis has a slugging % of .439 and has struck out 380 times while taking a walk on 166 occasions. They have amassed 227 RBIs and 423 hits for the season, while their batting average sits at .261.


The Cardinals have tallied 82 doubles as a unit and have knocked 66 balls out of the park. They have earned 235 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .333.


As a squad, the St. Louis Cardinals are recording 5.0 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in MLB.


The Cardinals have compiled a team ERA of 4.30 on the year (17th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 405 hitters. 


Cardinals pitchers allowed 53 home runs in addition to 222 total runs (21st in the league). They have walked 168 opposing hitters, and their FIP comes in at 4.35 for the season.


St. Louis has yielded 431 base hits (9.4 per 9 innings) and 198 earned runs. They have made a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 2.41, and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.45.


The totals went OVER in 12 of the Cardinals’ last 18 outings, while St. Louis is 8-2 SU in their last ten matches.


The St. Louis Cardinals are 4-2 straight up in their last six contests against Cincinnati, and the Cardinals are 5-1 SU in their previous six road games.


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St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Predictions 5/22/2023


The Cincinnati Reds will continue a homestand looking to end a four-game losing streak with a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in a series opener on Monday night.


Cincinnati dropped to 19-27 overall, split its last 24 home contests, and is stuck in the basement of NL Central with six games behind Milwaukee in the first place this year.


The Reds lost four of the last five outings played, including a series sweep to the New York Yankees last game out.


On Sunday, Cincinnati went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position, leaving six sluggers on base in a 1-4 loss at home versus the NY Yanks.


Starting Pitcher Hunter Greene (0-4) retired ten batters through seven innings in a losing effort for the Reds.  


The Cincinnati Reds management will give the ball to southpaw Brandon Williamson for his second major league career start against the Cardinals in the series opener on Monday.


The rookie left-handed thrower is 0-0 on the season with a 1.59 ERA, a strong 0.71 WHlP, and fanned out six batters while giving away two hits, two free walks, and one homer in 5.2 innings of work.


In his last appearance on the mound, Williamson pitched for 5+ frames conceding only two hits in a 3-1 road triumph versus the Colorado Rockies. 


The Reds have a team slugging % of .374, earning 4.31 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have notched 74 two-baggers while taking a walk 157 times and making 194 runs.


Cincinnati is sitting with 35 long balls for the season and 186 runs batted in. They have struck out on 416 occasions (7th in the league) and have earned 364 hits.


The Cincinnati Reds have made the team on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a batting average of .244 on the campaign.


The Reds have a team WHIP of 1.496 and a FIP of 4.51 as a squad so far this season. They are sitting at 28th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 427.


The Cincinnati pitching staff has relinquished 234 runs throughout the season, with a team ERA of 5.11 (223 earned runs yielded).


Their K/BB ratio sits at 9.20 (401 strikeouts against 161 walks). They have conceded 56 homers and relinquished 5.36 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league).


The totals went UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati’s last seven games against St. Louis, while the Reds are 1-6 SU in their last seven contests.


The totals went UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati’s last five home matches and UNDER in 4 of the Reds’ previous five outings when playing at home versus the Cardinals.  


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds. The MLB Pick for this contest is St. Louis -170. The Cardinals gained momentum after winning a four-game series over the strong LA Dodgers team.


After 48 games, St. Louis ranked 6th in OPS and 6th in runs scored, while Cincinnati ranked 20th in OPS and 21st in runs scored for the season. The prediction: St. Louis will win 6-4.  


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St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds 5/22/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET


Location: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio


Date: Monday, May 22, 2023




MLB Odds/Point Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -170


MLB Totals: 9.5


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