St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates - 5/20/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21) vs St. Louis Cardinals (20-17)

Game Info: Friday, May 20, 2022 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Zach Thompson (2-3) (5.47) vs Adam Wainwright (4-3) (3.15)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +110 / St. Louis Cardinals -147 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Friday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park.

The Cardinals come into this game with a 20-18 record overall and they have lost two games in a row. On Thursday they tied up the game in the 9th inning, but they gave up a two-run homer in the 10th inning, and were defeated by a run. Nolan Arenado has been the top player for the Cardinals all season and he has hit nine home runs and driven in 31 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who sit with a 16-21 record overall, The Pirates have lost two of their last three games, Over the last three games the Pirates have scored only three runs runs total, and during the two losses, they failed to score any runs. Daniel Vogelbach has been the top player for the Pirates hitting six home runs and driving in 14 RBI’s so far this season. 

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Getting the start for the Cardinals is Adam Wainwright who sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 3.15. In his last start against the Giants, he went six innings giving up three hits and two earned runs. 

On the mound for the Pirates is Zach Thompson who sits with a 2-3 record and an ERA of 5.47. In his last start against the Reds, he went six innings giving up one hit and zero runs.

The Pirates are 1-4 in Thompson’s last five starts. The under is 4-0-1 in the Pirates last five starts. The over is 4-1-1 in the Pirates last six games played on Friday. The under is 5-1 in the Pirates last six games against a right-handed starter. 

The Cardinals had some struggles against the Mets in the last two games, but it’s going to be different in this game. Thompson has had some major issues this season, and Arenado and the rest of the Cardinals offense are going to tee off on him in this game. Back the Cardinals to get the job done on the run line. 

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Shane’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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