Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals - 6/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals - 6/15/22 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Cardinals (36-27) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (24-36)

Game Info: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 7:45 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jack Flaherty (0-0) (0.00) vs Roansy Contreras (0-1) (2.57)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -161 / Pittsburgh Pirates +120 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals have won the first three games of this series and it's been the offense that has been the most impressive so far. 

The Pirates currently sit with a 24-37 record overall and on Tuesday it was again the offense that was a big issue. The Pirates only managed two runs in the two games, and that needs to improve. The Pirates are averaging 3.37 runs per game which is 28th in baseball. Michael Chavis is having a good season hitting six home runs and driving in 22 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 37-27 record overall and they have won the three games in a row. The Cardinals offense has been strong all season averaging 4.8 runs per game. Paul Goldschmidt is having a big season hitting 16 home runs and driving in 56 RBIs. Nolan Arenado is also having a big season hitting 11 home runs and driving in 41 RBIs. 

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On the mound for the Pirates is Roansy Contreras who sits with a 1-1 record and an ERA of 2.57. 

On the mound for the Cardinals is Jack Flaherty and he will be making his season debut in this game. Last season he had a 9-2 record and an ERA of 3.22. 

The Pirates are 0-8 in their last eight games. The under is 5-0 in Contreras last five starts. The over is 5-1-1 in Flaherty’s last seven starts against the National League Central. The over is 4-01 in Flaherty’s last five Wednesday starts. The Cardinals are 7-1 in their last eight home games. The Pirates are 0-7 in their last seven games as an underdog. 

Flaherty is making his first start of the season, but this is a perfect team to do it against a Pirates offense that has really struggled. Contreras has been good, but I still think the Cardinals offense is going to find some success scoring here. 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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