Friday's contest between the Cincinnati Reds (73-69) and the St. Louis Cardinals (61-79) at Great American Ball Park is expected to be a close matchup, as our computer prediction projects a final score of 5-2, with the Reds coming out on top. Game time is at 6:40 PM ET on September 8.

The Reds will give the nod to Andrew Abbott (8-4) versus the Cardinals and Drew Rom (0-2).

Reds vs. Cardinals Game Info & Odds

  • When: Friday, September 8, 2023 at 6:40 PM ET
  • Where: Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • How to Watch on TV: Apple TV+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Reds vs. Cardinals Score Prediction

Our pick for this matchup is Reds 5, Cardinals 4.

Total Prediction for Reds vs. Cardinals

  • Total Prediction: Under 10 runs

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Reds Performance Insights

  • The Reds are favored for the first time in a while, as they have not been the favorite in their last 10 games.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Cincinnati and its opponents have combined to hit the over three times.
  • The Reds have not played a game with a spread over their last 10 outings.
  • The Reds have entered the game as favorites 32 times this season and won 18, or 56.2%, of those games.
  • Cincinnati has a record of 11-11, a 50% win rate, when favored by -120 or more by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Reds have a 54.5% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Cincinnati is among the highest-scoring teams in the majors, ranking 10th with 672 total runs this season.
  • The Reds have a 4.74 team ERA that ranks 24th among all league pitching staffs.

Cardinals Performance Insights

  • The Cardinals have played as the underdog in seven of their past 10 games and have gone 3-4 in those contests.
  • When it comes to the over/under, St. Louis and its foes are 6-3-1 in its last 10 contests.
  • The Cardinals have gone 1-1-0 against the runline over their past 10 matchups (two of those games had a spread listed by oddsmakers).
  • The Cardinals have won in 26, or 43.3%, of the 60 contests they have been named as odds-on underdogs this year.
  • St. Louis has a mark of 20-25 in contests where oddsmakers favor it by +100 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 50% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
  • The offense for St. Louis is the No. 16 offense in the majors, scoring 4.6 runs per game (641 total runs).
  • The Cardinals have pitched to a 4.72 ERA this season, which ranks 23rd in baseball.

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Reds Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 2 Cubs W 2-1 Andrew Abbott vs Javier Assad
September 3 Cubs L 15-7 Carson Spiers vs Jameson Taillon
September 4 Mariners W 6-3 Tejay Antone vs Bryan Woo
September 5 Mariners W 7-6 Connor Phillips vs Bryce Miller
September 6 Mariners L 8-4 Lyon Richardson vs Logan Gilbert
September 8 Cardinals - Andrew Abbott vs Drew Rom
September 9 Cardinals - Carson Spiers vs Zack Thompson
September 10 Cardinals - Hunter Greene vs Miles Mikolas
September 12 @ Tigers - Lyon Richardson vs Matt Manning
September 13 @ Tigers - Andrew Abbott vs Eduardo Rodríguez
September 14 @ Tigers - TBA vs Reese Olson

Cardinals Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
September 2 Pirates L 7-6 Drew Rom vs Thomas Hatch
September 3 Pirates W 6-4 Zack Thompson vs Johan Oviedo
September 5 @ Braves W 10-6 Miles Mikolas vs Mike Soroka
September 6 @ Braves W 11-6 Dakota Hudson vs Spencer Strider
September 7 @ Braves L 8-5 Adam Wainwright vs Max Fried
September 8 @ Reds - Drew Rom vs Andrew Abbott
September 9 @ Reds - Zack Thompson vs Carson Spiers
September 10 @ Reds - Miles Mikolas vs Hunter Greene
September 11 @ Orioles - Dakota Hudson vs Grayson Rodriguez
September 12 @ Orioles - Adam Wainwright vs Dean Kremer
September 13 @ Orioles - Drew Rom vs Kyle Gibson