St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds 9-9-23 MLB Odds, Best Picks, and Tips

St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds 9/9/23 – On September 9, 2023, fans of America’s pastime will converge at Great American Ball Park for an exciting showdown between St. Louis Cardinals – with an overall record of 61-79 – and Cincinnati Reds (73-69) starting pitchers Zack Thompson (Cardinals) and Carson Spiers (Reds). We’ll bring our expert baseball picks as game day nears.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds 

Date & Time: Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET 

Location: Great American Ball Park


St Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds 9/9/23 Betting Odds

Cardinals -125-1.5 (+110)10.5 over (-120)
Reds+115+1.5 (-135)10.5 under (+100)

St. Louis Cardinals Analysis

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a .254 batting average, with 641 runs scored off 1217 hits this season. Their power game is evident with a significant 194 home runs. Maintaining an on-base percentage of .329 and a slugging percentage of .429, their offensive prowess is unmistakable. However, the team’s pitching hasn’t complemented their batting. Zack Thompson, while recording a 4-5 win-loss ratio, has posted a decent 3.91 ERA across 46 innings, backed by 53 strikeouts. However, a WHIP of 1.46 might be a concern as it indicates he often has runners on base.

Cincinnati Reds Analysis

The Cincinnati Reds are slightly lagging behind the Cardinals offensively, registering a .248 batting average. They’ve managed 672 runs from 1194 hits and hit 163 home runs this season. Their on-base percentage is a close .325, while the slugging percentage is .413. Although inexperienced this season with just 4 innings pitched and a 0-0 record, Carson Spiers has a concerning 6.75 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP. His minimal exposure this season might make him a wild card in this matchup.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Against the Spread

St. Louis stands out for their recent performances due to an abundance of scoring. Five out of their last five games saw totals go OVER, signaling their ability to contribute high-scoring games through offense and defense allowing runs. Unfortunately, however, St. Louis has struggled with wins, making them risky bets when considering moneyline bets. St. Louis also continues their high-scoring pattern on the road, with their last five road games seeing totals go OVER in four instances. Unfortunately, their divisional record has been disappointing: 3-10 against opponents from the National League Central Division over their past 13 contests; while Fridays seem particularly unlucky, they have not gone SU in any of those ten contests played on Friday.

Turning our focus back to Cincinnati Reds, their recent games have typically been low-scoring affairs, with eight of their last eleven totals going under, suggesting strong pitching or ineffective hitting; either way, it suggests their games are less likely to become slugfests. Interestingly, their trend reverses itself against St Louis as totals went OVER in five out of seven encounters between these teams. Cincinnati has experienced success at home games; in their last 20 Great American Ball Park contests, 16 have seen totals go UNDER, and this may indicate an advantage in terms of pitching performance at their stadium; however, they have struggled within their division with an overall 6-12 SU record against other teams from NL Central Division.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds Free Pick

Here are our recommended tips for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds matchup: 

Moneyline: Reds +115

With the Cardinals’ superior offensive stats but shaky recent performance, and considering the Reds’ recent form and home advantage, pick the Cincinnati Reds at +115.

Spread: Cardinals -1.5 (+110)

St. Louis’s recent trends and the questionable form of the Reds’ starting pitcher suggest a closer game. Opt for St. Louis Cardinals spread of -1.5 at +110.

Total: 10.5 over (-120)

Considering both teams’ recent scoring trends and the uncertainties surrounding the starting pitchers, the game might witness a high score. Go with OVER 10.5 at -120.

Prediction: 5-7 St. Louis Cardinals win

This game is shaping up to be a captivating contest, with both teams displaying certain strengths and vulnerabilities. The dynamics, especially around the starting pitchers, make this clash all the more unpredictable. For those browsing the top betting sites in Canada, this game presents a multitude of possibilities. Analyze carefully, weigh the odds, and may your MLB picks be on the mark!