St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates - 10/5/22 MLB Picks and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (61-99) vs St. Louis Cardinals (92-68)
Game Info: Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 4:05 pm (PNC Park)
Johan Oviedo (4-3) (3.12) vs
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The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Wednesday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park. On Tuesday it was the Cardinals that were able to secure the 8-7 victory. It was four runs in the 7th inning that even allowed them to force extra innings.
The Cardinals come into this game with a 93-68 record overall and they had lost two games in a row before winning on Tuesday. The Cardinals are averaging 4.78 runs per game which is 5th best in the league. The pitching is also 8th, and it’s going to be very important they get good pitching in the playoffs. Paul Goldschmidt has hit 35 home runs and driven in 115 RBIs so far this year.
On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who sit with a 61-100 record overall and it’s been another disappointing season for this team. The Pirates offense is ranked 27th in the league and the pitching is ranked 28th. On Tuesday the Pirates pitching again really struggled, and that will need to be improved upon during the off-season. Bryan Reynolds has hit 27 home runs and driven in 62 RBIs.
On the mound for the Pirates will be Johan Oviedo and he sits with a 4-3 record and an ERA of 3.12. In his last start against the St. Louis Cardinals, he went six innings giving up six hits and two runs.
The Cardinals are 2-4 in their last six road games. The Pirates are 4-1 in their last five home games. The under is 4-0 in the Cardinals last four road games. The over is 12-3 in the Pirates last 15 games on Wednesday.
Oviedo has been strong all season, and in his last start he gave up two runs. The Pirates have one of the worst offenses in baseball and they are again going to really struggle to score here. I don’t think Pittsburgh is going to score more than two runs, and the Cardinals will secure the win. Back St. Louis -1.5.
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