Pirates vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/4

Pirates vs Cardinals Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/4

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Preview

As we approach the midpoint of the 2023 MLB season, one matchup to watch is the St. Louis Cardinals against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Despite some struggles this season, our MLB predictions, drawn from a deep dive into team analysis and stats. With the KingPin.pro iOS and Android app, you can follow along with our expert analysis and MLB picks for today.

 

St Louis Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals have had a slow start this season, currently sitting with a 25-34 record, 13-18 AWAY. Notably, their Away record is something they'll need to improve if they're to build momentum for the second half of the season. But first, let's look closer at their strengths and challenges.

Cardinals' Pitching Analysis

Miles Mikolas, a right-hand pitcher with a 4-1 record and an ERA of 3.75, is taking the mound for the Cardinals. Mikolas' WHIP is 1.29 over 69.2 innings pitched, demonstrating his ability to control the game and prevent base runners. However, Mikolas has conceded 8 home runs this season, and against a team like the Pirates, these could prove costly.

 

Cardinals' Hitting Analysis

Nolan Gorman has proven himself as a powerhouse, leading the Cardinals with 14 home runs and 44 RBIs. Paul Goldschmidt has also been a reliable hitter for the Cardinals, maintaining a .301 batting average. However, injuries to Jake Woodford, Lars Nootbaar, Tyler O'Neill, Dylan Carlson, and Gordon Graceffo may affect their offensive capabilities.

 

Pittsburgh Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates come into this game with a 30-27 record, 14-13 at home. Their performance has been steady, but as we dig into the team stats and current injuries, we can identify areas where the Cardinals might gain an edge.

 

Pirates' Pitching Analysis

Rich Hill, a left-hand pitcher, will be representing the Pirates. Despite his 4-5 record and a 4.76 ERA, Hill has been able to strike out 55 over 58.2 innings. However, his WHIP stands at 1.41, which may provide opportunities for the Cardinals' hitters.

 

Pirates' Hitting Analysis

Jack Suwinski and Bryan Reynolds have been key figures in the Pirates' offensive strategy. Suwinski has contributed 11 home runs, and Reynolds has a batting average of .278 with 36 RBIs. However, injuries to Wil Crowe, Oneil Cruz, Ji Man Choi, and Malcom Nunez may affect the Pirates' batting lineup.

 

Prediction

Despite their recent struggles, the Cardinals are poised to win this matchup. Even though the Pirates have home advantage, the Cardinals' offensive threats, particularly Nolan Gorman and Paul Goldschmidt, may prove too much for Rich Hill and the Pirates' bullpen. Moreover, the Pirates' injury woes might create opportunities for the Cardinals to capitalize on.

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Pick: Cardinals ML

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