St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 14 (6/14): MLB

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 14 (6/14): MLB

Credit: photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 1:15 p.m. EST
Cardinals money line -154
Cardinals run line -1.5 (+116)
Pirates money line +145
Pirates run line +1.5 (-141)
Over / under 9.5

 

Key stats

  St Louis Cardinals Pittsburgh Pirates
Record 35-27 24-35
Home / road record 19-12 11-18
Last 10 record 5-5 2-8
Streak W1 L7
Over / under record 31-28-3 23-31-5
Runs / game 4.72 3.43
Runs allowed / game 3.98 5.00

 

Preview

The St Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will play the 2nd game series at the Busch Stadium. The Cardinals beat the Pirates 7-5 in the first of the series.  Paul Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking homer in the seventh inning and Dylan Carlson added a three-run blast.

St Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals get here with a 35-27 record and have won 3 of their last 4 games. The team is averaging 4.72 runs and allowing 3.98 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with 13 home runs and batting for .335 AVG with 48 RBI so far.

A. Wainwright leads the pitching staff with a 2.73 ERA, 48 strikeouts and 5 wins recorded for the Cards.

Probable Pitcher: 

Matthew Liberatore (1-1, 5.54 ERA) will take the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Cardinals. Liberatore will be recalled to start the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Pirates. He pitched against the Pirates in his major league debut and allowed 4 runs on 7 hits across 4.1 innings.

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates get to this game with a 24-35 record and have lost 7 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.

Probable Pitcher: 

JT Brubaker (0-6, 4.60 ERA) will take the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Pirates. Brubaker took the loss against Atlanta on Thursday, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks in 7 innings. He had seven strikeouts. He has a record of 0-5 with an ERA of 6.75 and 23 strikeouts in 6 appearances against the Cardinals in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games against St. Louis.

Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games on the road.

St. Louis are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

St. Louis are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Prediction

The Cardinals continue to dominate the Pirates this season beating them in 6 of the last 7 head to head games. The Pirates are on 7 game losing streak and they have struggled on the road. They'll send Brubaker to the mound for this game and he has been terrible against the Cards. Liberatore got pounded in his debut against the Pirates but he should be better this time. Take the Cardinals.

PICK: Cardinals ML (-154)

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