St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates


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Today’s matchup is between the St. Louis Cardinals (22-23) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (14-34). The Cardinals have won 3 of their last 9 games & the Pirates have won 0 of their last 8 games.

The Cardinals are starting Dakota Hudson (RHP), who is 3-2 on the season pitching a 2.92 ERA, 4.42 FIP, .249 wOBA, K% of 21.7%, BB% of 5.1%, 89.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 0.97 WHIP in 37.0 innings pitched.

The Pirates are starting Steven Brault (LHP), who is 0-3 on the season with a 5.06 ERA, 4.63 FIP, .340 wOBA, K% of 19.7%, BB% of 5.1%, 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.61 WHIP in 26.2 innings pitched.

The Cardinals are 24th in relieving pitchers while the Pirates are 14th.

On the hitting side, the Cardinals have a .314 wOBA and a .335 OBP. The Pirates have a .272 wOBA and a .282 OBP. The Cardinals have 41 HRs this season while the Pirates have 42 HRs.

I like the Cardinals moneyline here, they have the better pitching unit and better batting. Pittsburgh could recover against their relievers but it shouldn't be enough for them to outright win.

St Louis Cardinals:
Record: 22-23

Last 10 Games: 4-6

Streak: L1

Pittsburgh Pirates:
Record: 14-34

Last 10 Games: 2-8

Streak: L8

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games.
  • LA Dodgers are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games.
  • LA Dodgers are 11-3 SU in their last 14 games against Colorado.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Colorado's last 6 games.
  • Colorado are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Colorado's last 5 games at home.