St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction MLB Picks 5/28/24

Cincinnati Reds (23-30) vs St. Louis Cardinals (25-26)

Game Info: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 6:40 pm (Great American Ball Park)

Andrew Abbott (3-4) (2.68) vs Kyle Gibson (3-2) (3.81)

Betting Odds: Cincinnati Reds -135 / St. Louis Cardinals +124 --- Over/Under: 9.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds meet Tuesday in MLB action from Great American Ball Park. Here’s a St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds prediction. This will be the second installment in a three-game series. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. We will examine:

• The St. Louis Cardinals recent form and player performance

• The Cincinnati Reds recent form and player performance

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the St. Louis Cardinals

• Recent betting trends and streaks involving the Cincinnati Reds

• Recent betting trends in games played between the Cardinals and Reds

• A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Cardinals vs Reds game

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The Cardinals played the rival Chicago Cubs over the weekend. The teams only got to play twice, starting with a 7-6 Cardinals win on Saturday. In the Sunday game St. Louis powered out another win 4-3. On Monday versus the Reds, the Cardinals couldn’t score after the first inning in a 3-1 loss. Starter Lance Lynn finished after 6.0 innings, one earned, five hits and three walks.

For Tuesday’s matchup the Cardinals will send out Kyle Gibson as starter. In his 10 starts so far this year Gibson is 3-2 with a 3.81 ERA and 46 Ks in 59.0 innings. Gibson is 107-102 with a 4.52 ERA in 310 career games (304 starts).

Cincinnati Reds Betting Preview

Over on the Reds’ side, they played the Los Angeles Dodgers in their last series. Cincinnati took Friday’s game 9-6 and Saturday’s matchup 3-1. In the Sunday finale the Reds posted another win, this time 4-1. On Monday Cincinnati scored all three of their runs in the first two innings. Nick Lodolo went 5.1 frames as starter with one earned on five hits and no walks.

It’ll be Andrew Abbott in the starting pitcher slot for the Reds on Tuesday. So far this year Abbott is 3-4 with a 2.68 ERA in 10 starts. He’s got 43 Ks in 57.0 innings. Abbott is 11-10 with a 3.46 ERA in 31 career starts.

Cardinals vs Reds Injury Notes

Reds CF TJ Friedl (thumb) has been hitting off a tee and may not need a rehab assignment.

Cardinals RF Lars Nootbaar is dealing with a minor hamstring issue.

Cincinnati Reds Player Prop Facts

  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one hit in each of his last nine appearances against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one total base in each of his last nine appearances against the Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.
  • Tyler Stephenson has recorded a Double in four of the Reds' last five night games against opponents that held a losing record.
  • TJ Friedl has scored at least one run in each of his last four appearances at Great American Ball Park against NL Central opponents that held a losing record.
  • TJ Friedl has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last four appearances against NL Central opponents at Great American Ball Park.
  • TJ Friedl has hit a home run in each of his last four appearances with the Reds as home favorites against NL Central opponents.
  • Jonathan India has recorded at least one Single in eight of his last nine home appearances against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Cardinals Player Prop Facts

  • Paul Goldschmidt has hit at least one home run in three of the Cardinals' last four games against NL opponents.
  • Paul Goldschmidt has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Cardinals' last four games against NL opponents.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Cardinals' last seven night games.
  • Kyle Gibson has recorded five or more strikeouts in each of his last five appearances with his team as a road underdog against NL Central opponents.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one hit in each of the Cardinals' last 11 games.
  • Willson Contreras has recorded a Double in each of his last three appearances in night games against teams that held a losing record.
  • Willson Contreras has scored at least one run in each of his last seven appearances against opponents that held a losing record.
  • Alec Burleson has recorded at least one Single in each of the Cardinals' last seven night games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 29th in the league for batting average this season (.217).
  • The Cincinnati Reds rank 26th in the league for slugging percentage this season (.360).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T27th in the league for home runs this season (44).
  • The St. Louis Cardinals rank T25th in the league for hits this season (403).

St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds Prediction

I’ll probably just stay with the Reds. Abbott is doing well lately. In his last three starts combined Abbott is 2-0 with three earned runs on 19.0 combined innings. As for Gibson, he had a rough start May 17 versus Boston (6.0 innings; five earned in a win) but otherwise has pitched quite well himself over the last three outings.

On Monday the Reds had just five hits but that was enough to power out the low-scoring win. Cincinnati got a great pitching performance across the board. Another one of those and the Reds will be in great shape for game two.

Andrew’s Pick Cincinnati Reds -135

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