St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 13 (6/13): MLB
- Cirk Kousins
- Jun 13, 2022, 9:06:50 AM
Credit: photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
|Time||7:45 p.m. EST|
|Cardinals money line||-190|
|Cardinals run line||-1.5 (+110)|
|Pirates money line||+156|
|Pirates run line||+1.5 (-130)|
|Over / under||9|
|St Louis Cardinals||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Home / road record||18-12||11-17|
|Last 10 record||5-5||3-7|
|Over / under record||30-28-3||22-31-5|
|Runs / game||4.72||3.43|
|Runs allowed / game||3.98||5.00|
The St Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Busch Stadium. The Cardinals won their last series against the Reds while the Pirates are on a 6 game losing streak.
St Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals get here with a 34-27 record and have lost 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.72 runs and allowing 3.98 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 12 home runs and batting for .342 AVG whit 47 RBI so far.
A. Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 2.73 ERA, 48 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cards.
Zack Thompson (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Cardinals. Thompson will make his first career start Monday against the Pirates. He made his big-league debut against the Cubs on Friday, pitching four innings of relief and giving up one run.
The Pirates get to this game with a 24-34 record and have lost 6 games in a row. The team is averaging 3.4 runs and allowing 5 runs per game. Ke'Bryan Hayes is batting for .277 AVG and has 21 RBI. Bryan Reynolds leads in home runs with 10.
Jose Quintana leads the pitching staff with a 3.53 ERA, 50 strikeouts and 1 win recorded for the Pirates.
Mitch Keller (2-5, 5.26 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Pirates. Keller allowed 1 run on 4 hits across 6 innings. He had seven strikeouts and two walks and he didn't factor in the decision during Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Detroit. He has a 2-1 record with an ERA of 4.26 and 20 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Cardinals in his career.
Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games against St. Louis.
Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games on the road.
St. Louis are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home.
St. Louis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the National League.
The Cardinals have dominated the Pirates this season beating them in 5 of the last 6 head to head games. The Pirates are on 6 game losing streak and they have struggled on the road. They'll send Mitch Keller to the mound and he already lost against the Cards earlier this season allowing 4 runs. Take the Cardinals.
PICK: Cardinals -1.5 (+110)
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