The St. Louis Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds square off against each other to open the second half of the 2022 MLB regular season. Who kicks off the final half of the campaign with a victory? Check out our preview below of this Cardinals vs. Reds 2022 MLB regular season game.
Betting Preview for the St. Louis Cardinals vs Cincinnati Reds MLB Regular Season Game on July 22, 2022
Where: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, Ohio
When: Friday, July 22, 2022, 6:40 PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the St. Louis Cardinals (odds)
Regular Season Record: 50-44
The Cardinals are looking decent at the end of the first half of the season as they are just half a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers in the National League East division. Their offense has been doing the heavy lifting so far this season, as they arrive at the 2022 MLB All-Star Game ranked eighth in batting average (.251) and 10th in runs per game (4.59). While it’s currently unknown who the Cardinals’ starter for this game will be, St. Louis is ninth in the majors with a starters’ ERA of 3.75 and a .282 BABIP. Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado headline the run support system of the Cardinals after hitting .330 and .293 in the first half, respectively, while combining for 38 home runs and 129 RBIs.
Betting on the Cincinnati Reds (odds)
Regular Season Record: 34-57
The Reds are trailing big time in the NL Central division, but they entered the 2022 MLB All-Star having won the three-game series against the mighty New York Yankees, taking two games in that matchup. Their offense has been cold for the most part this season, as they arrive at the halfway mark of the season ranked just 18th in batting average (.240) and 18th in runs per game (4.29). While it’s currently unknown who the Reds’ starter for this game will be, the Reds are last in the majors with a starters’ ERA of 5.31 though their FIP is lower at 4.72. Brandon Drury and Tommy Pham headline the run support after hitting .278 and .242 in the first half, respectively, while combining for 29 home runs and 88 RBIs. Mike Moustakas has also been already activated from the COVID-19 injured list, so that’s another significant bat for the Reds.
The Cardinals win, 6-2.
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