Cardinals Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – April 10, 2022

Written By Staff on April 9, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (2-0) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (0-2) square off on Sunday at 2:15 PM ET. St. Louis (-214 to win) has Steven Matz starting, while Pittsburgh (+178) will send out Bryse Wilson.

The insights in the article below reflect odds as of April 10, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

The probable pitchers for both teams have not made a start this season. Here are their stats from last season:

Matz (STL) Pitcher Wilson (PIT)
14 – 7 W/L 3 – 7
150.2 IP 74.0
3.82 ERA 5.35
1.334 WHIP 1.446
8.6 K/9 5.6
2.6 BB/9 2.7

Cardinals Probable Starter Steven Matz

  • Matz will make his first start of the season for the Cardinals.
  • The 30-year-old southpaw last appeared Friday, Oct. 1 against the Baltimore Orioles, when he started and went 7 2/3 innings.
  • Last season he finished with a 3.82 ERA and a 1.334 WHIP over his 29 games, putting together a 14-7 record.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 10, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Matz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Kevin Newman 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Michael Chavis 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 1.000
Bryan Reynolds 4 .250 1 0 0 .400 .650
Ben Gamel 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Jake Marisnick 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Roberto Pérez 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Yoshi Tsutsugo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Bryse Wilson

  • Wilson has been named the starter for the Pirates and will make his first start this season.
  • The 24-year-old righty last pitched Saturday, Sept. 18 against the Miami Marlins, tossing 5 2/3 innings as the starter.
  • He ended last season with a 5.35 ERA and a 1.446 WHIP in 16 games, finishing with a 3-7 record.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 10, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Wilson

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Corey Dickerson 6 .333 2 0 0 .333 .666
Tommy Edman 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Dylan Carlson 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.667
Paul DeJong 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tyler O’Neill 3 .667 2 0 1 .667 2.000
Nolan Arenado 3 .333 1 1 2 .333 1.666
Yadier Molina 2 .500 1 0 1 .500 1.000
Paul Goldschmidt 2 .500 1 0 0 .500 1.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals went 51-33 in games they were favored on the moneyline last season (winning 60.7% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -214 or shorter, St. Louis had a 4-2 record (winning 66.7% of its games).
  • The Cardinals have an implied moneyline win probability of 68.2% in this matchup.
  • St. Louis combined with opponents to hit the over on the total 74 times last season for a 74-81-6 record against the over/under.
  • The Cardinals collected a 56-60-0 record ATS last season (covering 48.3% of the time).
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates won 51, or 34.9%, of the 146 games they played as underdogs last season.
  • Pittsburgh was 11-23 last season when entering a game as the underdog by +178 or more on the moneyline.
  • The bookmakers’ moneyline implies a 36% chance of a victory for the Pirates.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents hit the over in 76 of their 157 games with a total last season.
  • The Pirates were 49-63-0 against the spread last season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt put up 177 hits with a batting average of .294 last season.
  • Nolan Arenado hit .255 with 34 doubles, three triples, 34 home runs and 50 walks.
  • Tommy Edman hit .262 with 41 doubles, three triples, 11 home runs and 38 walks a season ago.
  • Tyler O’Neill collected 138 hits while batting .286.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 641 .262 91 11 56 .308 .695
Paul Goldschmidt 603 .294 102 31 99 .365 .879
Nolan Arenado 593 .255 81 34 105 .312 .806
Dylan Carlson 542 .266 79 18 65 .343 .780
Tyler O’Neill 482 .286 89 34 80 .352 .912
Yadier Molina 440 .252 45 11 66 .297 .670
Harrison Bader 367 .267 45 16 50 .324 .784
Paul DeJong 356 .197 44 19 45 .284 .674
Corey Dickerson 336 .271 43 6 29 .326 .734
Edmundo Sosa 288 .271 39 6 27 .346 .735

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds collected 169 hits, posted an OBP of .390 and a .522 SLG last season.
  • Kevin Newman slashed .226/.265/.309 and finished with an OPS of .574.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes ended his last campaign with 93 hits, an OBP of .316 plus a slugging percentage of .373.
  • Ben Gamel slashed .247/.347/.388 and finished with an OPS of .735.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 559 .302 93 24 90 .390 .912
Kevin Newman 517 .226 50 5 39 .265 .574
Ke’Bryan Hayes 362 .257 49 6 38 .316 .689
Ben Gamel 340 .247 43 8 26 .347 .735
Josh VanMeter 274 .212 26 6 36 .297 .651
Yoshitomo Tsutsugo 230 .217 27 8 32 .307 .690
Daniel Vogelbach 215 .219 30 9 24 .349 .730
Jake Marisnick 176 .216 21 5 24 .286 .661
Andrew Knapp 145 .152 13 2 11 .215 .429
Roberto Pérez 141 .149 13 7 17 .245 .564

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