Cardinals Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – June 15, 2022

Written By PlayPicks Staff on June 20, 2022 - Last Updated on June 21, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (37-27) will look for another strong showing from a slugger on a hot streak versus the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-37) on Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET, at Busch Stadium. Paul Goldschmidt is currently on a three-game homer streak. Jack Flaherty pitches for St. Louis (-187 to win) while Pittsburgh (+158) will answer with Roansy Contreras.

This article uses betting data current as of June 15, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET. Find all the current odds for this contest below and click here to claim your free sports bet (up to $1,001) at Caesars!

Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Lines

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • The Cardinals have been favorites in 34 games this season and won 23 (67.6%) of those contests.
  • St. Louis has entered eight games this season favored by -187 or more and is 5-3 in those contests.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 65.2% chance of a victory for the Cardinals.
  • So far this season, St. Louis and its opponents have hit the over in 32 of their 64 games with a total.
  • In 64 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 36-28-0 ATS.

Cardinals Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 6-4
Runs Per Game 4.3
HR 10
ERA 3.70
K/9 6.90

Pirates Betting Insights

  • The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 47 games this year and have walked away with the win 17 times (36.2%) in those games.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has come away with a win seven times in 17 chances when named as an underdog of at least +158 or worse on the moneyline.
  • The Pirates have an implied victory probability of 38.8% according to the moneyline set by sportsbooks for this matchup.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 23 of their 61 opportunities.
  • In 61 games with a line this season, the Pirates have a mark of 27-34-0 against the spread.

Pirates Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 1-9
Runs Per Game 2.4
HR 10
ERA 4.99
K/9 8.57

Pirates Probable Pitcher – Roansy Contreras

  • Contreras (1-1) gets the starting nod for the Pirates in his fifth start of the season. He’s put together a 2.57 ERA in 28 innings pitched, with 33 strikeouts.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday against the Atlanta Braves, when he went four innings, allowing three earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • Contreras enters this game with three outings of five or more innings pitched this year.
  • The Pirates were the underdog on the moneyline for two Contreras starts this season — they lost both.
  • Contreras’ team has compiled a 1-3 record in his four starts.
  • Contreras has four starts with a total this season — his team has gone under each time.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of June 15, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Pirates Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP K/9 H/9 HR/9 ERA
Chris Stratton 26 25.1 8.5 14.0 1.4 5.68
David Bednar 24 29.0 11.8 5.9 0.7 1.24
Wil Crowe 23 36.0 9.5 5.9 0.6 2.25
Anthony Banda 19 14.2 10.4 29.0 3.0 7.36
Heath Hembree 18 14.1 6.9 13.5 4.5 7.53

Cardinals Probable Pitcher – Jack Flaherty

  • Flaherty and his team were 9-1-0 ATS in games he pitched last year.
  • The last time the 26-year-old pitched was on Sunday, Oct. 3 against the Chicago Cubs. The righty threw one scoreless inning out of the bullpen in that matchup.
  • Flaherty and his team won as favorites in 88.9% of his nine appearances last season with a moneyline.
  • The 26-year-old’s team finished with a record of 11-4 in games he pitched.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of June 15, 2022 at 7:12 PM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Cardinals Relief Pitchers

Name Relief App. IP Ks ERA Holds Saves
Nick Wittgren 25 23.1 11 5.79 4 1
Giovanny Gallegos 24 24.2 32 2.92 2 9
Génesis Cabrera 23 28.2 24 2.20 10 0
Ryan Helsley 21 25.0 35 0.36 5 5
T.J. McFarland 21 24.1 15 7.40 1 0

Cardinals Hitting Trends

  • The Cardinals have hit two or more home runs in 16 games this season, and are 13-3 in those outings.
  • The Cardinals are undefeated in the 12 games this season when they have put up at least five extra-base hits.
  • The club is 29-7 in the games this season it has totaled eight or more hits.
  • The Cardinals are 26-5 in the games this season that they scored five or more runs.
  • The Cardinals are 11-3 in games this season when they have drawn five or more walks.

Pirates Hitting Trends

  • They are 10-5 this season when they hit two or more home runs in a game.
  • In seven games with five or more extra-base hits this season, they have a record of 5-2.
  • They have a record of 19-10 this season when collecting eight or more base hits in a game.
  • They have won 14 of their 17 games this season in which they scored more than four runs.
  • They have a 9-3 record this season when drawing five or more walks in a game.

Cardinals vs. Pirates Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Pirates (+158)

Over/Under Pick: Under (9)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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