Cardinals vs. Reds Prediction, Computer Picks, Odds & Pitching Matchup 9/15/2022

by | Sep 15, 2022

Entering Thursday’s matchup with the St. Louis Cardinals (84-59), the Cincinnati Reds (56-86) are on a six-game losing streak. The contest starts at 7:45 PM ET with the Cardinals listed as -283 favorites, while the are +231 underdogs who may be heading for a seventh straight defeat. Miles Mikolas takes the mound for St. Louis while Chase Anderson is Cincinnati’s starter for the contest.

Cardinals vs. Reds Spread and Betting Line

Cardinals vs Reds Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Cardinals -283 +231 8.5 -100 -121 -1.5 -130 +108

Computer Predictions for Cardinals vs. Reds

After digging through all of the key stats and trends for this matchup, our best bet is the Reds on the moneyline at +231. Our computer picks see the scoring going over the total of 8.5 runs.

Our computer pick: Cincinnati Reds (+231) and Over (8.5)

Cardinals vs. Reds Game Info

  • St. Louis Cardinals probable starting pitcher: Miles Mikolas
  • Cincinnati Reds probable starting pitcher: Chase Anderson
  • Game Day: Thursday, September 15, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Pitching Matchup

Mikolas Anderson
29 GS 3
11-11 W-L 0-3
3.42 ERA 9.00
181.1 IP 9.0
33 BB 9
135 SO 11

Cardinals Starter Miles Mikolas

  • Mikolas gets the start for the Cardinals, his 30th of the season. He is 11-11 with a 3.42 ERA and 135 strikeouts in 181 1/3 innings pitched.
  • In his last outing on Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the right-hander tossed five innings, allowing four earned runs while surrendering eight hits.
  • In 29 games this season, the 34-year-old has a 3.42 ERA and 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings, while giving up a batting average of .230 to his opponents.
  • Mikolas has 19 quality starts under his belt this season.
  • Mikolas will aim to last five or more innings for his third straight appearance. He’s averaging 6.1 innings per outing.
  • The opposing Reds offense has the 21st-ranked slugging percentage (.381) and is 19th in MLB play with 142 home runs. It has a collective .240 batting average, and is 20th in MLB with 1137 total hits and 18th in MLB action scoring 602 runs.
  • Mikolas has thrown 16 1/3 innings, giving up 11 earned runs on 16 hits while striking out 11 against the Reds this season.
  • Among qualifying pitchers in MLB play this season, the 34-year-old ranks 28th in ERA (3.42), 14th in WHIP (1.037), and 42nd in K/9 (6.7).

Reds Starter Chase Anderson

  • The Reds’ Anderson (0-3) will make his fourth start of the season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs in four innings pitched on Saturday in his last outing, a matchup with the Milwaukee Brewers.
  • The 34-year-old has pitched in four games this season with an ERA of 9.00, a 1.222 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.667.
  • The Cardinals have scored 699 runs this season, which ranks fourth in MLB. They have 1249 hits, seventh in baseball, with 181 home runs (seventh in the league).
  • The right-hander has allowed the Cardinals to go 5-for-11 with a double, two home runs and seven RBI in 2 1/3 innings this season.

Cardinals Betting Picks & Insights

  • This season, the Cardinals have been favored 89 times and won 60, or 67.4%, of those games.
  • St. Louis has played as a favorite of -283 or more once this season and won that game.
  • The oddsmakers’ moneyline implies a 73.9% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 70 of their 146 games with a total this season.
  • The Cardinals have an ATS record of 81-64-0 in 145 games with a spread this season.

Reds Betting Picks & Insights

  • The Reds have come away with 44 wins in the 108 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Cincinnati has come away with a win two times in 10 chances when named as an underdog of at least +231 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Reds have a 30.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • Cincinnati and their opponents have gone over in 71 of their 144 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Reds have an against the spread record of 67-77-0 in 144 games with a line this season.

Cardinals Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Paul Goldschmidt paces the Cardinals in home runs (35), runs batted in (109) and has a team-best batting average of .324.
  • Goldschmidt ranks fourth in home runs and fourth in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .298 with 39 doubles, a triple, 29 home runs and 45 walks.
  • Arenado ranks 15th in home runs and sixth in RBI among all major league hitters this season.
  • Arenado carries a four-game streak with at least one hit into this contest. During his last five outings he is batting .200 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and six RBI.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .268 with 29 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Brendan Donovan has 18 doubles, a triple, four home runs and 47 walks while hitting .286.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Paul Goldschmidt 135 .324 .412 .603 35 109 164
Nolan Arenado 132 .298 .360 .553 29 96 150
Tommy Edman 139 .268 .325 .413 13 55 141
Brendan Donovan 108 .286 .389 .381 4 39 96
Albert Pujols 92 .266 .339 .525 18 50 69

Reds Leaders & Batting Stats

  • Kyle Farmer leads the squad with a batting average of .265, while pacing the Reds in home runs, with 11 and runs batted in with 66.
  • Farmer’s home run total places him 153rd in the majors, and he ranks 54th in RBI.
  • Jonathan India is batting .257 with 14 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs and 22 walks.
  • India is 169th overall in homers and 213th in RBI this season.
  • Nick Senzel is batting .229 with 12 doubles, four home runs and 28 walks.
  • Jake Fraley has eight doubles, 10 home runs and 22 walks while batting .245.
Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Kyle Farmer 125 .265 .326 .393 11 66 120
Jonathan India 86 .257 .325 .404 10 35 84
Nick Senzel 104 .229 .294 .297 4 24 81
Jake Fraley 53 .245 .344 .479 10 23 40
TJ Friedl 55 .258 .310 .455 6 22 46

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