Cardinals vs Reds Prediction - MLB Picks 5/23/23

Cincinnati Reds (19-27) vs St. Louis Cardinals (21-27)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Graham Ashcraft (2-2) (4.84) vs Adam Wainwright (1-0) (5.74)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds +125 / St. Louis Cardinals -135 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds face off on Tuesday in an MLB showdown at the Great American Ballpark. On Monday it was the Reds that were able to secure the 6-5 victory. 

Cardinals Betting Preview

It has been nothing but a disappointing season for the Cardinals who sit with a 21-28 record overall and they are coming off another terrible loss. The Cardinals are averaging 5.1 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.75 runs per game. The offense is ranked 8th in the league while htie pitching is ranked 21st. On the mound for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright who sits with a 1-0 record and an ERA of 5.74. In his last start against the Dodgers he went 5.2 innings giving up five hits and five runs. 

Reds Betting Preview

The Reds sit with a 20-27 record overall and on Monday it was the offense that allowed them to secure the win. The Reds are averaging 4.27 runs while their pitching is giving up 5.17 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th in the league while the pitching is ranked 26th. In this game the offense needs to give Ashraft some run support. On the mound for the Reds will be Graham Ashcraft who sits with a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.84. In his last start against the Rockies he went five innings giving up 10 hits and seven runs. 

Cardinals vs Reds Trends

Reds are 4-0 in Ashcrafts last 4 Tuesday starts. Reds are 4-0 in Ashcrafts last 4 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game. Reds are 0-5 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30. Reds are 1-6 in Ashcrafts last 7 starts vs. a team with a losing record.

Shane’s Free Pick

I don’t trust Adam Wainwright and he’s going to struggle in this game. In Wainwright’s last start he gave up five runs and he’s going to be lit up in this game. Look for the Reds to score six or seven runs, and the Cardinals aren’t going to have any answer this will be a comfortable victory. Back the Reds. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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