St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds July 22nd Betting Odds & Outlook
The Cincinnati Reds will host the St. Louis Cardinals for a quick two-game series following the All-Star break starting on Friday at 6:40 p.m. at Great American Ball Park.
These two teams also faced each other the series before the All-Star break for a two-game series in St. Louis, where the Cardinals swept the Reds with scores of 7-3 and 11-3.
Both the Reds and the Cardinals have been playing decently in their past ten games, going 6-4. The Cardinals are only a half a game back from the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers.
The Reds, on the other hand, are 15 games back from first place but only a half a game out of fourth place. They have struggled to get out of last place in the division all season.
Let's look ahead at this quick NL Central showdown between the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals.
Reds July 22 Betting Odds
The Cardinals are the favorite in Friday night's game in Cincinnati by 1.5 runs. Their odds at that spread are +100, and the Reds, at +1.5, have odds of -120 to cover.
For the moneyline, St. Louis and Cincinnati have odds of -150 and +140 to win the game, respectively. The over/under for total runs in the game is set at 10 with odds of -105 to bet the over and -115 to bet the under.
Graham Ashcraft from the Reds is expected to take on veteran Adam Wainwright of St. Louis. Ashcraft is 4-2 on the season with a 4.45 ERA and 32 strikeouts.
Wainwright is 6-7 with an ERA of 3.00 and 89 strikeouts in his 2022 season. For the 40-year-old Wainwright, this is his 22nd season in the majors after being drafted in 2000.
Ashcraft had a good effort in his last time out against the talented New York Yankees. He picked up a no decision after pitching five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out three.
Wainwright, after coming off a nine-inning effort loss, picked up a no decision, as well, in his last outing, where he gave up zero runs on four hits in 5.1 innings. He struck out five batters and walked four in that contest.
Now that we are in the second half of the season, teams that are nearing a playoff spot will be pushing more and more to gain ground on other contenders to make it into the postseason. In this matchup, the Cardinals have more to play for.
I have liked the Reds' play recently as they have stung together some key series' wins prior to their series against the Cardinals right before the All-Star break.
I am going with the Cardinals to win game one of this series with Wainwright on the mound and for the Reds to take game two on their home field. We will be able to see who these teams will be for the second half of the season.
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