Cardinals vs. Reds MLB Game Preview (5/29/24): Odds, Lineups & Weather

Written By Editorial Team on May 29, 2024
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The St. Louis Cardinals are scheduled to play against the Cincinnati Reds at 1:10 PM ET today at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The game will be broadcast on BSOH. Cardinals odds are set at +104, while Reds odds are at -122. The forecast predicts a clear sky with a high of 58°F. This MLB matchup pits two National League Central teams against each other.

Cardinals vs. Reds odds for May 29

For MLB fans looking at the upcoming game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, the MLB odds are closely matched. DraftKings and BetMGM list the Reds slightly favored with a -120 moneyline. FanDuel offers -116 odds for the Reds, indicating a tight contest. All Ohio sportsbooks agree on a 9.5 over/under, suggesting expectations of a high-scoring game.

  • Bet365: Reds -120, Cardinals +100, over/under 9.5
  • BetMGM: Reds -120, Cardinals +100, over/under 9.5
  • Caesars: Reds -120, Cardinals +100, over/under 9.5
  • BetRivers: Reds -122, Cardinals +104, over/under 9.5

Odds are subject to change and may vary between sportsbooks for the Cardinals vs Reds.

Cardinals vs. Reds projected starting lineups

The Cardinals won the second game of this series on Tuesday, while the Reds were victorious in the opener on Monday. Both teams will look to close out the rubber match of the series with a win today.

Cardinals starting lineup today

  1. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  2. RF Lars Nootbaar (L)
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  4. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  5. DH Alec Burleson (L)
  6. C Iván Herrera (R)
  7. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  8. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Reds starting lineup today

  1. CF Will Benson (L)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. DH Mike Ford (L)
  4. LF Spencer Steer (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. C Tyler Stephenson (R)
  7. 1B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  8. 3B Santiago Espinal (R)
  9. 2B Jonathan India (R)
StartersW-LERAWHIPK%BB%
(STL) Andre Pallante (R)0-16.301.9012.210.2
(CIN) Frankie Montas (R)2-34.611.4215.48.8

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Cardinals vs Reds injuries for May 29

Cardinals: Key players on the injury list include Steven Matz (SP) with a back strain, expected back in early June. Willson Contreras (C) out until mid-July due to forearm surgery. Giovanny Gallegos (RP) and Tommy Edman (SS) both expected back late May from shoulder and wrist injuries respectively.

Reds: TJ Friedl (CF) expected to return from a thumb injury in early June. Justin Wilson (RP) and Emilio Pagán (RP) dealing with shoulder and triceps injuries respectively, placed on the 15-day injured list. Matt McLain (SS) out for the first half of the 2024 season following shoulder surgery.

Team stats & standings for Cardinals vs Reds today

St. Louis Cardinals: Season and Recent Game Overview

The St. Louis Cardinals, with a record of 26-27, are positioned third in the NL Central Division. Their recent performance shows a promising trend with 8 wins out of the last 10 games, indicating a potential shift in Cardinals odds for the upcoming MLB game at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati. Noteworthy season stats include:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .235
  • Team home runs: 46
  • Team Stolen bases: 29
  • Team ERA: 4.17
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 436

Cincinnati Reds: Season and Recent Game Analysis

With a current standing of 24-31, the Cincinnati Reds rank fifth in the NL Central Division. Their performance in the last 10 games has been balanced with 5-5. The Reds odds might be influenced by their exceptional stolen bases count at 84, the highest in their division. Key season statistics are:

  • Runs per game: 4.1
  • Team average: .216
  • Team home runs: 52
  • Team Stolen bases: 84
  • Team ERA: 3.89
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 460

Player Stats for Cardinals vs. Reds today

In the upcoming MLB game at Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, key players from the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds are set to impact MLB odds. Nolan Gorman of the Cardinals has hit his ninth homer, contributing to his team’s offensive prowess. On the Reds side, Will Benson’s recent home run and Jeimer Candelario’s sixth homer of the season could shift Reds odds in their favor.

Cardinals leaders ahead of today’s game

St. Louis Cardinals show strong stats with Masyn Winn leading in batting average and stolen bases, while Nolan Gorman’s power-hitting tops the home runs category. Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt contribute significantly in RBIs and runs, respectively.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .297
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 9
  • RBI Leader: Nolan Arenado 25
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 27
  • SB Leader: Masyn Winn 7

Reds leaders ahead of today’s game

For the Cincinnati Reds, Elly De La Cruz leads in batting average, home runs, runs, and stolen bases, making him a central figure against the Cardinals. Spencer Steer’s RBIs are crucial for the Reds’ performance at Great American Ball Park.

  • AVG Leader: Elly De La Cruz .245
  • HR Leader: Elly De La Cruz 9
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer 35
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz 36
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz 31
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