St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction MLB Picks 7/2/24

Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43) vs St. Louis Cardinals (43-40)

Game Info: Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 6:40 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (9-4) (3.20) vs Kyle Gibson (5-3) (3.70)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates -122 / St. Louis Cardinals +103 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction for this MLB game on Tuesday, July 2nd at PNC Park. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Cardinals form and recent player performance 

-The Pirates recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving St. Louis

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Pittsburgh

-Recent betting trends in games played between St. Louis and Pittsburgh

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Cardinals and Pirates. 

Pirates Offense Has Been Inconsistent

The Pirates' offense has been inconsistent heading into this game, and in the last series against the Atlanta Braves, they scored only six runs total. In the first two games, the offense only scored two runs total, but in the last game they were able to secure the 4-2 victory. The Pirates scored four runs in the 5th inning and that was the difference. Oneil Cruz hit a home run and drove in two RBIs. Bailey Falter went five innings, giving up two hits and one run. The Pirates are averaging 4.01 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.42 runs per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league, while the pitching is ranked 18th. Bryan Reynolds has hit 13 home runs and driven in 46 RBis so far this season. Getting the start for the Pirates will be Mitch Keller, who sits with a 9-4 record and an ERA of 3.20. In his last start against the Cincinnati Reds, he went 5.2 innings, giving up six hits and four runs. 

Cardinals Have Leaned on Pitching

The Cardinals have leaned on the pitching as of late when they have found success. In the last game, the Cardinals were able to beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 and three games they were able to secure the 1-0 victory. The Cardinals are averaging 3.95 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.43 runs per game. The offense is ranked 26th in the league while the pitching is ranked 19th. Alec Burleson has hit 12 home runs and driven in 38 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Cardinals will be Kyle Gibson, who sits with a 5-3 record and an ERA of 3.70. In his last start against the Atlanta Braves he went four innings giving up four hits and four runs. 

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Prediction

This game is going to be lower-scoring. Keller and Gibson are coming off a start that they weren’t exactly great in, but overall, they have both been good this season. Gibson has an ERA of 3.70, while Keller has an ERA of 3.20. Both offenses have also not really been elite heading into this game. Neither team will go over three runs here, and this game is going to go under the total. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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