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    The St. Louis Cardinals (26-37) will look for continued power from a batter when they square off against the Cincinnati Reds (29-34) on Friday at 8:15 PM ET at Busch Stadium. Andrew Knizner is riding a two-game home run streak for the favored Cardinals (-185) in the matchup with the underdog Reds (+158). Jordan Montgomery starts for St. Louis while Cincinnati will counter with Ben Lively.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Friday, June 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -185 9

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: BSMW

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals rank fifth-best in MLB action with 85 total home runs.
    • St. Louis’ .249 batting average ranks 13th in MLB.
    • The Cardinals are 13th in baseball with an on-base percentage of .323.
    • St. Louis’ batters strike out 8.1 times per game, the 10th-lowest average in MLB.
    • The Cardinals average 1.4 homers per game when playing at home this season (40 total in home contests).
    • St. Louis is slugging .446 with 3.3 extra-base hits per game at home.
    • The club averages 9.1 hits per game and is batting .265 at home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis OPS (.876) this season. He has a .286 batting average, an on-base percentage of .385, and a slugging percentage of .491.
    • Among qualifying hitters in the majors, he is 29th in batting average, 16th in on-base percentage, and 31st in slugging.
    • Nolan Arenado has nine doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 17 walks. He’s batting .268 and slugging .455 with an on-base percentage of .316.
    • His batting average is 60th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 110th, and his slugging percentage 61st.
    • Arenado enters this game looking to extend his three-game hit streak. In his last five games he is hitting .235 with two doubles, a home run, a walk and three RBI.
    • Nolan Gorman has 51 hits and is batting .264 this season.
    • Tommy Edman has six home runs, 21 RBI and a batting average of .251 this season.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds have hit just 51 homers this season, which ranks 26th in the league.
    • Cincinnati has a team batting average of .256 this season, which ranks 11th among MLB teams.
    • The Reds are among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking third with an OBP of .333.
    • Cincinnati ranks 25th with an average of 9.1 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 0.6 home runs per game in their 28 road contests this season.
    • In 28 road games this season, it is slugging .388 with 82 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 9.1 base hits per game and batting .263 on the road this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Jonathan India has a team-high .417 slugging percentage. He’s batting .279 with an on-base percentage of .360.
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, he is 38th in batting average, 31st in on-base percentage and 92nd in slugging percentage.
    • India heads into this game on a seven-game hitting streak. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .225 with a home run, a walk and seven RBI.
    • Spencer Steer’s 64 hits and .365 OBP both pace his team. He has a batting average of .286 while slugging .482.
    • He is currently 29th in batting average, 22nd in on-base percentage and 36th in slugging percentage among all qualifying hitters.
    • Jake Fraley is hitting .262 with eight doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.
    • Kevin Newman is hitting .271 with nine doubles, two home runs and 14 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Jordan Montgomery (STL) Pitcher Ben Lively (CIN)
    2 – 7 W/L 3 – 3
    66 IP 29.2
    4.23 ERA 3.03
    1.394 WHIP 1.011
    8.2 K/9 8.8
    2.5 BB/9 2.4

    Cardinals vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Lars Nootbaar: 10 Day IL (Back), Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Ankle), Tyler O’Neill: 10 Day IL (Back), Jake Woodford: 15 Day IL (Shoulder), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Reds: Nick Senzel: 10 Day IL (Knee), Henry Ramos: 10 Day IL (Hip), Wil Myers: 10 Day IL (Kidney stones), TJ Friedl: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Derek Law: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Casey Legumina: 15 Day IL (Ankle), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tony Santillan: 60 Day IL (Back), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Joey Votto: 60 Day IL (Bicep/shoulder), Tejay Antone: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Fraley: day-to-day (Wrist)

    Recent Scores and Betting Lines for the Cardinals and Reds (Last 10 Games)

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