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    Willson Contreras takes a two-game home run streak into the St. Louis Cardinals’ (62-79) matchup with the Cincinnati Reds (73-70). The Cardinals are the moneyline favorite (-136) in this contest with the Reds (+115), which starts at 6:40 PM ET on Saturday at Great American Ball Park. Zack Thompson takes the mound first for St. Louis, and Carson Spiers is Cincinnati’s pick to start.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Reds

    • Game Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:40 PM ET
    • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
    • Stadium: Great American Ball Park
    Cardinals vs Reds Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -136 10.5

    How Do I Watch the Cardinals vs. the Reds?

    • TV Channel: BSOH

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are ninth-best in MLB play with 195 total home runs.
    • St. Louis’ .254 batting average ranks 12th in MLB.
    • The Cardinals rank seventh in MLB with an on-base percentage of .329.
    • St. Louis strikes out 8.3 times per game, the No. 13 mark in MLB.
    • The Cardinals have hit 98 home runs away from home this season (1.4 per game).
    • St. Louis is averaging 3.2 extra-base hits per game while slugging .423 on the road.
    • The team averages 8.4 hits per game and is batting .245 away from home this season.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Nolan Arenado leads St. Louis in total hits (144) this season while batting .275 with 53 extra-base hits. He has an on-base percentage of .323 and a slugging percentage of .480.
    • Among qualified hitters in MLB, his batting average ranks 31st, his on-base percentage ranks 89th, and he is 34th in slugging.
    • Arenado will look for his fifth straight game with a hit in this contest. During his last five outings he is hitting .318 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
    • Paul Goldschmidt is slashing .275/.367/.453 this season and leads the Cardinals with an OPS of .820.
    • He ranks 31st in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and 59th in slugging in the majors.
    • Tommy Edman has 99 hits this season and has a slash line of .246/.310/.413.
    • Lars Nootbaar has 13 home runs, 41 RBI and a batting average of .274 this season.

    Reds Stats & Trends

    Reds Batting

    • The Reds have hit 165 homers this season, which ranks 16th in the league.
    • Cincinnati ranks 15th in MLB with a .249 team batting average.
    • The Reds have an on-base percentage of .326 this season, which ranks 11th in the league.
    • Cincinnati is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 28th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.3 home runs per game in their 73 home contests this season.
    • In 73 home games this season, it is slugging .422 with 216 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 8.1 base hits per game and batting .246 as a team at home this season.

    Reds Key Batters

    • Spencer Steer has a team-high OBP (.356) and slugging percentage (.453), and leads the Reds in hits (138, while batting .268).
    • Including all the qualifying hitters in the majors, he ranks 55th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage and 59th in slugging percentage.
    • TJ Friedl is batting .268 with 20 doubles, six triples, 12 home runs and 35 walks. He’s slugging .427 with an on-base percentage of .335.
    • Including all qualified players, he is 55th in batting average, 58th in on-base percentage and 85th in slugging percentage.
    • Hunter Renfroe has 31 doubles, 20 home runs and 42 walks while batting .242.
    • Jake Fraley is hitting .270 with 18 doubles, 15 home runs and 34 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Reds Probable Pitchers

    Zack Thompson (STL) Pitcher Carson Spiers (CIN)
    4 – 5 W/L 0 – 0
    46 IP 4
    3.91 ERA 6.75
    1.457 WHIP 1.750
    10.4 K/9 15.8
    3.5 BB/9 4.5

    Cardinals vs. Reds Injury Updates

    • Cardinals: Dylan Carlson: 10 Day IL (Oblique), JoJo Romero: 15 Day IL (Knee), Steven Matz: 15 Day IL (Lat), Brendan Donovan: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Packy Naughton: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Guillermo Zuniga: 60 Day IL (Forearm), Wilking Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)
    • Reds: Ben Lively: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Hunter Greene: 10 Day IL (Covid-19), Matt McLain: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Curt Casali: 10 Day IL (Foot), Joey Votto: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Kevin Newman: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan India: 10 Day IL (Heel), Graham Ashcraft: 15 Day IL (Toe), Alex Young: 15 Day IL (Hamstring), Brandon Williamson: 15 Day IL (Covid), Nick Lodolo: 60 Day IL (Calf), Reiver Sanmartin: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Connor Overton: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Vladimir Gutierrez: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Justin Dunn: 60 Day IL (Shoulder)

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

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