Reds vs. Cardinals MLB Game Preview (6/27/24): Odds, Lineups, Injuries & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 27, 2024
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Cardinals vs. Reds MLB Preview

The Cincinnati Reds are scheduled to play the St. Louis Cardinals on June 27, at 17:45, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. This MLB game, airing on BSMW, features teams from the NL Central division. The Cardinals enter as favorites with a money line of -131, while the Reds are at +111. The forecast predicts clear skies with a high of 87 degrees, setting the stage for MLB betting enthusiasts.

Reds vs. Cardinals Pre-Game Odds For June 27

For MLB fans, the upcoming game between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, presents interesting odds. Ohio sportsbooks show the Cardinals as favorites, with moneylines ranging from -124 to -135. The game’s over/under is set around 8.0 to 8.5, indicating expectations for moderate offense. Run lines provide varied opportunities for bettors across different platforms.

  • Bet365: Cardinals -130, over/under 8.0
  • BetMGM: Cardinals -135, over/under 8.0
  • Caesars: Cardinals -135, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Cardinals -124, over/under 8.0

Odds are subject to change for the Reds vs. Cardinals.

Reds vs. Cardinals projected starting lineups For Thursday

Reds starting lineup Thursday

  1. 2B Jonathan India (R)
  2. SS Elly De La Cruz (S)
  3. 3B Jeimer Candelario (S)
  4. 1B Spencer Steer (R)
  5. RF Jake Fraley (L)
  6. C Tyler Stephenson (R)
  7. DH Nick Martini (L)
  8. LF Will Benson (L)
  9. CF Stuart Fairchild (R)

Cardinals starting lineup Thursday

  1. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  2. DH Alec Burleson (L)
  3. C Willson Contreras (R)
  4. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  5. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  6. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  7. RF Dylan Carlson (S)
  8. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Probable Starting Pitchers For Reds vs. Cardinals

CIN) Andrew Abbott (L)6-63.401.1819.47.2
STL) Miles Mikolas (R)6-64.681.1618.04.6

Reds vs. Cardinals Injuries For Thursday

Cincinnati Reds: 

  • Emilio Pagán (RP) – Out with a right lat strain, expected return in late July.
  • Nick Lodolo (SP) – Out with a left index finger blister, expected return in mid-July.
  • TJ Friedl (CF) – Out with a right hamstring strain, expected return in mid-July.

St. Louis Cardinals: 

  • Steven Matz (SP) – Out with a lower back strain, expected return in August.
  • Tommy Edman (SS) – Out with a right wrist sprain, now also dealing with a sprained ankle.
  • Keynan Middleton (RP) – Out for the remainder of the 2024 season with a right forearm flexor strain.

Projected lineups, pitchers and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Cincinnati Reds Season Overview

The Cincinnati Reds are aiming to climb the NL Central standings, currently positioned 4th with a 37-43 record. Their performance in the last 10 games shows a struggle, with a 3-7 record and a recent two-game losing streak. Key stats for the Reds this season include:

  • Runs per game: 4.2
  • Team average: .228
  • Team home runs: 78
  • Team Stolen bases: 111
  • Team ERA: 3.92
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 676

St. Louis Cardinals Season Overview

Heading into Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals hold 2nd place in the NL Central with a 41-38 record. They’ve shown better form recently, with a 7-3 record in their last 10 games and coming off a win. The Cardinals’ season stats highlight their strengths:

  • Runs per game: 4.0
  • Team average: .240
  • Team home runs: 77
  • Team Stolen bases: 48
  • Team ERA: 3.94
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 654

For MLB betting enthusiasts, the matchup between the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, presents intriguing odds. Both teams’ recent performances and season stats offer valuable insights for predicting the game’s outcome.

Player Stats for Reds vs. Cardinals

As the Cincinnati Reds face the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, key players from both teams are set to impact the MLB betting odds. Jonathan India and Paul Goldschmidt have shown promising performances that could influence the game’s outcome. Recent news includes Matthew Liberatore’s impressive outing and Tommy Edman’s injury setback, providing insights for bettors and fans.

Reds Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Reds’ lineup features Jonathan India as a leading hitter and Jeimer Candelario with the most home runs. Elly De La Cruz dominates in runs and stolen bases, making him a player to watch. Recent news highlights Jake Fraley’s day-to-day status due to a contusion.

  • AVG Leader: Jonathan India .268
  • HR Leader: Jeimer Candelario 14
  • RBI Leader: Spencer Steer 49
  • Runs Leader: Elly De La Cruz 53
  • SB Leader: Elly De La Cruz 37

Cardinals Leaders Ahead of Tonight’s Game

The Cardinals’ performance is bolstered by Masyn Winn’s batting average and Nolan Gorman’s home run tally. Brendan Donovan leads in RBIs, with Paul Goldschmidt contributing significantly to runs. Matthew Liberatore’s recent performance against the Braves is a highlight for the Cardinals.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .292
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 16
  • RBI Leader: Brendan Donovan 40
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 38
  • SB Leader: Michael Siani 9
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