Pirates vs Cardinals Odds and Picks (June 14)

Pirates vs Cardinals Odds and Picks (June 14)

Pirates vs Cardinals odds

Jun 13, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Brendan Donovan (33) slides safely past the tag of Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Yu Chang (6) for a double during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The St Louis Cardinals are -136 home favorites over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday, June 14
Entering this series, Pittsburgh was 9-7 straight up in the club’s last 16 games at St Louis
All of the Pirates vs Cardinals odds and best bets are analyzed in the story below

As they arrived at Busch Stadium for a four-game series against the St Louis Cardinals (34-27, 18-12 home), the bad news for the Pittsburgh Pirates (24-34, 11-17 away) was that they were 1-5 straight up against the Cardinals this season.

The good news is that one win came at St Louis.

In fact, the Bucs are much better off dealing with the Cards on the road than they are at home. Pittsburgh is 2-14 SU in the last 16 home games against St Louis. Over the past 16 games at Busch Stadium, the Pirates were 9-7 SU.

Still, oddsmakers are sticking with the home side in the opener of a day-night doubleheader between the two teams. St Louis is a -136 favorite. The Cardinals are also 5-1 against the runline when facing Pittsburgh this season.

Pirates vs Cardinals Odds

Team
Moneyline
Runline
Total
Pittsburgh Pirates
+116
+1.5 (-178)
Over 9 (-112)
St Louis Cardinals
-136
-1.5 (+146)
Under 9 (-108)

Odds as of June 13th at FanDuel Sportsbook. See available FanDuel promo codes.

 

 

First pitch at Busch Stadium is slated for 1:15 pm ET on Tuesday, June 14. In the weather forecast, there’s sunny skies, 6 mph wind and a scorching temperature of 100 degrees. At a favored moneyline of -136, St Louis is being given a 57.36% implied probability of victory in this game.

The division-leading Cardinals are the +275 second betting option in the NL Central odds. You’ll get +40000 odds on the Pirates to take the NL Central crown, should you be so bold. In the World Series odds, St Louis is the 12th option at a betting line of +3000.

The public is in lockstep with the oddsmakers in their support of St Louis. The MLB betting trends are showing 57% of the bets placed against the spread and on the moneyline are backing the Cardinals at -1.5. As well, the moneyline splits show 57% of the bets are on the Cardinals at -150 odds. In keeping with this trend, 57% of the public bets are on the over.

Pittsburgh vs St Louis Probable Pitchers

Pirates right-hander JT Brubaker will be taking his 0-6 record and career .214 winning percentage (6-22) to the bump for Tuesday’s first game. He’s winless in his last 13 appearances (0-6) and shows one victory since May 30 of last year (1-15).

Brubaker took the loss in a 9-0 setback to St Louis on April 7. Last season, Brubaker was 0-4 against the Cardinals with a 6.65.

J. T. Brubaker, Filthy 88mph Slider. ? pic.twitter.com/Cess7eS2ZB

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 6, 2021

Over the course of his career, Brubaker is 0-5 in six starts facing the Cards with a 6.75 ERA. At Busch Stadium, he’s 0-3 with a 6.48 ERA in four appearances. St Louis batters show a .304 batting average and .913 OPS at home against Brubaker.

Brubaker vs Liberatore

0-6
Record
1-1
4.60
ERA
5.54
3.91
xERA
7.17
1.42
WHIP
1.85
2.31
SO/W Ratio
1.25

The Cardinals are recalling rookie left-hander Matthew Liberatore from triple-A Memphis to pitch the opener of Tuesday’s twinbill. He’ll be making his fourth start of the season and first since June 2.

Life is tough for left-handed hitters when Matthew Liberatore is throwing his curveball like this pic.twitter.com/3UmXCWn2XB

— Kyle Reis (@kyler416) June 9, 2022

Liberatore made his MLB debut on May 21 at Pittsburgh. He worked 4.2 innings, allowing seven hits and four earned runs. The rookie southpaw didn’t figure in the decision as the Cardinals won 5-4.

In Liberatore’s only previous start at Busch Stadium he worked five shutout innings of three-hit ball. He struck out six and got the win in an 8-3 verdict over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Cardinals Batters
Batting Average vs Brubaker
Pirates Batters
Batting Average vs Liberatore
Nolan Arenado
.385
Diego Castillo
.500
Harrison Bader
.286
Yu Chang
.000
Dylan Carlson
.417
Michael Chavis
.333
Brendan Donovan
.000
Ke’Bryan Hayes
.333
Tommy Edman
.286
Tyler Heineman
.000
Paul Goldschmidt
.250
Tucupita Marcano
.000
Nolan Gorman
.000
Cal Mitchell
.000
Andrew Knizner
.250
Hoy Park
.000
Yadier Molina
.500
Michael Perez
.000
Tyler O’Neill
.375
Bryan Reynolds
.667
Albert Pujols
.000
Canaan Smith-Nijgba
.000
Edmundo Sosa
.667
Jack Suwinski
.000
Juan Yepez
.000
Daniel Vogelbach
.000

Pittsburgh’s Bryan Reynolds is 1-for-3 (.333) facing Liberatore with a homer and two RBI. Diego Castillo is 1-for-2 (.500). both Michael Chavis and Ke’Bryan Hayes are .333 hitters (1-for-3) off Liberatore.

Tyler O’Neill – St. Louis Cardinals (3) pic.twitter.com/8dxb44j9yN

— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) June 9, 2022

For the Cardinals, Tyler O’Neill is hitting .375 (3-for-8) with two homers and 5 RBI off of Brubaker. Nolan Arenado is 5-for-13 (.385) with a homer and 5 RBI. Dylan Carson is 5-for-12 (.417). Edmundo Sosa is 2-for-3 (.667) with an RBI and Yadier Molina is 4-for-8 (.500) with an RBI.

Pirates vs Cardinals Prediction

Looking at Brubaker’s underlying numbers, it’s not difficult to make a case that he’s been a hard-luck hurler this season. Pittsburgh is 5-7 in his 12 starts. That being said, he’s been beaten up badly over his career by St Louis.

The Michael Mash pic.twitter.com/K43T7h1kqJ

— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 14, 2022

Liberatore’s underlying numbers aren’t as good as Brubaker’s but there’s a common trait in their performances. A lot of runs cross the plate when they pitch.

Take the safe play here and go with the over.

Pick: Over 9 (-112)

 

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