St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 05/20/2022 – Two NL Central Division foes will open an exciting series from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals will take on the Pirates in a three-game series and they look forward to building on their 20-18 record. The Cardinals are second in the NL Central and the Pirates are in the third spot. Pittsburgh has improved its overall performance from last season but the competition is still tough. The Pirates are holding a 16-21 record. The baseball online predictions are updated along with the betting odds and Moneyline.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 05/20/2022
|When:||Friday, May 20, 6:35 PM ET|
|Where:||PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania|
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals will deliver Adam Wainwright to the mound as their starter in this game. Wainwright is holding a 4-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.15. In the last 13 innings, Wainwright gave only two runs in return. St. Louis failed to make it to the playoffs last season and they hope to make a change this time. Paul Goldschmidt has been at his best from the plate and the Cardinals are one of the top teams that are predicted to make it to the end.
Players to watch: Paul Goldschmidt 1B (GP 37, AB 143, R 24, H 47, 2B 14, 3B 0, HR 6, RBI 27, TB 79, BB 17, SO 30, SB 3, AVG 0.329, OBP 0.398, SLG 0.552, OPS 0.95, WAR 1.5), Dylan Carlson RF (GP 37, AB 140, R 13, H 33, 2B 9, 3B 1, HR 2, RBI 10, TB 50, BB 8, SO 22, SB 1, AVG 0.236, OBP 0.283, SLG 0.357, OPS 0.64, WAR -0.2).
The Pirates are four games behind the Cardinals and are only one game ahead of the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh will turn in Zach Thompson to the mound as their starter in this game. Thompson is holding a 2-3 record on the season with a terrible ERA of 5.47. Thompson gave up one hit in six shutout innings that led to a victory against the Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates will need plenty of support from the plate in this game.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 34, AB 126, R 12, H 27, 2B 3, 3B 1, HR 4, RBI 6, TB 44, BB 17, SO 34, SB 1, AVG 0.214, OBP 0.313, SLG 0.349, OPS 0.662, WAR 0.3), Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B (GP 34, AB 121, R 14, H 35, 2B 10, 3B 0, HR 0, RBI 9, TB 45, BB 18, SO 26, SB 4, AVG 0.289, OBP 0.383, SLG 0.372, OPS 0.755, WAR 1.7).
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Cardinals are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
St. Louis are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
St. Louis are 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games against an opponent in the National League Central Division division.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games at home.
Pittsburgh are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games against an opponent in the National League.
Pittsburgh are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against an opponent in the National League Central Division division.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The Cardinals are coming into this game with an easy opportunity against the Pirates. St. Louis has the upper hand against the Pirates with their batting unit intact. The baseball money line picks are against the Pirates.