Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals - 9/30/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (59-97)

Game Info: Friday, September 30, 2022 at 8:15 pm (Busch Stadium)

Jack Flaherty (1-1) (4.34) vs Johan Oviedo (4-2) (3.13)

Betting Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -238 / Pittsburgh Pirates +170 --- Over/Under: 7 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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

The Pirates come into this game with a 59-97 record overall and even though they have struggled this season, they have won two games in a row. On Wednesday the pitching was strong giving up only three runs, and that led to the one run victory. The Pirates offense overall this season is averaging 3.62 runs per game which is 27th in the league. Bryan Reynolds has hit 26 home runs and driven in 60 RBIs. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Cardinals who sit with a 90-66 record but they are coming off a loss in their last game. The offense only managed one run against the Brewers and that led to the defeat. The Cardinals this season are averaging 4.74 runs per game which is 5th in the league. Paul Goldschmidt is having a strong season hitting 35 home runs and driving in 114 RBIs. in this game if the Cardinals offense can find success, they are going to be in good shape to start this series out on the right foot. 

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On the mound for the Pirates will be Johan Oviedo and he sits with a 4-2 record and an ERA of 4.13. In his last start against the Cubs he went seven innings giving up three hits and one run. 

The Cardinals are 4-0 in Flaherty’s last four starts on Friday. The Cardinals are 1-5 in Flaherty’s last six home starts. The over is 4-0-1 in the Cardinals last five games on Friday. The over is 7-1 in Flaherty's last eight starts against the National League Central. 

Ovideo is coming off a good start, but don’t let that fool you, I expect he is going to struggle in this game against this Cardinals offense. The Cardinals average 4.74 runs per game, and they are going to have no issue running up the score in this game. This is going to be an easy victory for St. Louis. Back the Cardinals -1.5 . I am also throwing a few dollars on Cardinals -2.5

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Shane’s Pick Cardinals -1.5

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