- The Cardinals are -165 home favorites over the Reds on Saturday
- Rookie Nick Lodolo (2-2, 4.44) will pitch for Cincinnati against Miles Mikolas (6-7, 2.62)
- A look at the Reds vs Cardinals odds and matchup can be found below with a prediction
The host St. Louis Cardinals look to make it two wins in a row over the Cincinnati Reds when the teams meet at 2:15 pm ET Saturday in the middle game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium.
The Cardinals (49-44/28-20 home) won the series opener 7-3 on Friday night for their fourth win in the last six games. The Reds (34-56/16-28 road) have lost two of three following a five-game winning streak.
Reds vs Cardinals Odds
|Cincinnati Reds||+140||+1.5 (-135)||Over 9 (+105)|
|St. Louis Cardinals||-165||-1.5 (+115)||Under 9 (-125)|
Odds as of July 15th at Caesars Sportsbook.
The Cardinals have an expected win probability of 62.26% as -165 favorites. St. Louis has +4000 World Series odds and the Reds’ odds are +200000.
The weather forecast calls for a rainy day with an 80% of showers and thunderstorms, a high temperature of 86 degrees and wind from the southwest at 13-16 mph.
Reds vs Cardinals Probable Pitchers
Rookie Nick Lodolo (2-2, 4.44) is scheduled to start for the Reds against Miles Mikolas (6-7, 2.62). Lodolo will pitching on five days of rest and Mikolas on four.
Lodolo vs Mikolas
Lodolo, who will be making his sixth career start, has won his last two times outs and is 2-0 with a 2.35 ERA in his last three outings.
Last Sunday, Lodolo beat the Tampa Bay Rays in Cincinnati. He gave up three runs and nine hits in five innings with six strikeouts and one walk.
Nick Lodolo gets a well-deserved standing ovation from the home crowd, including the Hall of Fame shortstop in the booth! pic.twitter.com/2XUMkluDKt
— ATBBTTR (@ATBBTTR) July 6, 2022
Lodolo will be making his second start against the Cardinals. He notched his first major league win against them April 24 in St. Louis when he yielded only one run in 5.2 innings.
Lodolo has started only once on the road, losing to the Padres on April 18 in San Diego as he surrendered three runs in five innings. He is 2-1 with a 5.52 ERA in three starts during the day and the Reds are 3-2 overall when Lodolo pitches.
Mikolas ended a three-game losing streak Monday when he allowed only one run in six innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. He scattered six hits while striking out five and walking none.
He is a holistic kind of guy.
Miles Mikolas is out burning sage on the field this morning. pic.twitter.com/sm6GxzdP1A
— Jeff Jones (@jmjones) July 10, 2022
The Reds have given Mikolas trouble in his career as he has a 2-3 record and 5.40 ERA in 12 games (10 starts).
Mikolas is 3-2 with a 2.43 ERA in nine starts at home this season. However, he is just 1-4 in the day in seven starts with a 4.10. The Cardinals are 10-8 when Mikolas toes the slab.
Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers
|Reds Batters||Batting Average vs Miles Mikolas|
|Cardinals Batters||Batting Average vs Nick Lodolo|
The Reds’ Joey Votto is just 4 for 21 (.191) versus Mikolas with two doubles and a home run.
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Reds vs Cardinals Betting Outlook
Rookie Brendan Donovan had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Cardinals over the Reds on Friday night.
A couple of pop flies, a couple of RBI. pic.twitter.com/c8Nl2lXVMI
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) July 16, 2022
Tommy Edman also had two hits. Nolan Gorman, another rookie, homered.
The Cardinals placed rookie outfielder/first baseman Juan Yepez on the injured list prior to the game with a strained right forearm. Outfielder Lars Nootbaar was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.
Donovan Solano and Nick Senzel had two hits each for the Reds. Kyle Farmer drove in two runs.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) July 16, 2022
The Cardinals are 5-2 against the Reds this season, including 3-1 at home, and hold a 125-92 advantage in the series since 2010.
Reds vs Cardinals Last 10 Games
|Date||Home Team||Away Team||Score|
Reds vs Cardinals Prediction
Lodolo looks like he has his feet on the ground in the major leagues and is ready to live up to his billing as the Reds’ first-round draft pick (seventh overall) in 2019. He is a solid play as an underdog.
Pick: Reds +140 ML
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