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The Pittsburgh Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Can the Cardinals get the better of the Pirates tonight? Matt McCuen provides his Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals prediction, betting pick, and the latest odds.
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Prediction, Betting Pick, and Latest Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet from Busch Stadium on Wednesday night.

Tonight will be game two of this NL Central affair.

The Pirates squeaked out a 2-1 win last night.

The game was a pitcher's duel as rookie Paul Skenes continued to impress, shutting out the Red Birds.

Veteran Mike Mikolas spun a gem of his own, throwing seven scoreless innings.

The Pirates plated a pair of runs in the top of the ninth inning.

Nolan Gorman launched a solo home run at the bottom of the ninth, but it was too late for the Red Birds.

PIRATES VS. CARDINALS DATE, TIME, AND WHERE TO WATCH

  • Date: June 12, 2024
  • Start Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
  • Where to Watch: MLB Extra Innings

PIRATES VS. CARDINALS Odds

  • Spread: Pirates +1 (+100), Cardinals -1 (-112)
  • Total Odds: O 8.5 (-104), U 8.5 (-117)
  • Moneyline Odds: Pirates (+150), Cardinals (-172)

PITTSBURGH PIRATES VS. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PREDICTION

The win improved the Pirates record to 32-34.

All-star Brian Reynolds leads the team with a .263 batting average while driving in 35 runs.

O’Neil Cruz has launched a team-best nine home runs.

Connor Joe has added seven home runs and 28 runs batted in.

Southpaw Bailey Falter will patrol the rubber today. Falter is 3-3 with a 3.69 ERA.

The loss last night pushed the Cardinals' record to 31-34.

The season has been disappointing thus far for this talented St. Louis team.

Rookie Masyn Winn has impressed with a team-best .305 batting average.

Nolan Gorman leads the squad with 15 home runs and 33 runs batted in.

Paul Goldschmidt has added seven home runs and 25 RBIs.

The Cardinals ace Sonny Gray will get the nod tonight. Gray is 7-4 with a 3.21 ERA.

PITTSBURGH PIRATES VS. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS Betting PICK

The Red Birds will bounce back tonight after a poor performance last night.

Falter has struggled in a small sample size against the Cardinals' two best hitters, Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt.

Meanwhile, Gray has tremendous career numbers versus the Pirates, holding this lineup to a .236 batting average in 72 at-bats.

Pick: St Louis Cardinals -1 -112 CLICK HERE TO SEE WHICH SPORTSBOOK HAS THE BEST ODDS

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Matt McCuen is a native of Delco, PA. He has been working in the sports gambling industry and creating content for the last few years. He is an expert in numerous different sports, including the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, and collegiate sports. You can follow Matt on Twitter at @DeadPresPicks.

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