Cardinals Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 15, 2022

Written By Staff on June 15, 2022

The Pittsburgh Pirates (24-37) aim to end their nine-game losing streak when they square off against the St. Louis Cardinals (37-27) on Wednesday at 7:45 PM ET. St. Louis’ (-187 to win) Jack Flaherty gets the start against Pittsburgh’s (+158) Roansy Contreras.

The betting facts in this article reference odds valid as of June 15, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET.

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Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Flaherty (STL) Pitcher Contreras (PIT)
0 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
0 IP 28.0
0.00 ERA 2.57
0.000 WHIP 1.179
0 K/9 10.6
0 BB/9 2.9

Cardinals Probable Starter Jack Flaherty

  • Flaherty gets the call to start for the Cardinals, his first this season.
  • In his last appearance on Sunday, Oct. 3, the 26-year-old righty came out of the bullpen and went 1 1/3 scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs.
  • In his 17 appearances last season he finished with a 9-2 record and had a 3.22 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP.
  • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB play with 206 runs scored this season, and are batting .221 with 54 home runs (22nd in baseball).

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 15, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Flaherty

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 18 .167 3 0 0 .211 .433
Daniel Vogelbach 7 .286 2 0 2 .583 1.154
Michael Perez 5 .000 0 0 0 .167 .167

Pirates Probable Starter Roansy Contreras

  • The Pirates will send Contreras (1-1) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Friday, when he gave up three earned runs and allowed eight hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 22-year-old has pitched in seven games this season with an ERA of 2.57 and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings, with an opponent batting average of .224.
  • The Cardinals rank sixth in MLB with a .254 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 12th in the league (.398) and 65 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 15, 2022 at 7:32 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Contreras

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tyler O’Neill 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Tommy Edman 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Dylan Carlson 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Yadier Molina 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Nolan Arenado 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals have won 67.6% of the games this season when they were the moneyline favorite (23-11).
  • St. Louis has a 5-3 record (winning 62.5% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -187 or shorter.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Cardinals’ implied win probability is 65.2%.
  • In the 64 games bookmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 32 times (32-29-3).
  • The Cardinals are 36-28-0 ATS this season.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have been underdogs in 47 games this season and won 17 (36.2%) of those contests.
  • Pittsburgh has entered 17 games this season as the underdog by +158 or more and is 7-10 in those contests.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Pirates have a 38.8% chance to win.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 23 of their 61 opportunities.
  • The Pirates are 27-34-0 against the spread in their 61 chances this season.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Paul Goldschmidt has put up a team-best OBP (.431) and slugging percentage (.642), while leading the Cardinals in hits (81). He’s hitting .349 with 20 doubles, 16 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters in baseball, Goldschmidt ranks second in batting average, second in on-base percentage, and third in slugging.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .285 with nine doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 25 walks.
  • Among qualifying batters, Edman ranks 30th in batting average, 33rd in on-base percentage, and 63rd in slugging.
  • Edman has safely hit in five games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .391 with a double, two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .271 with 14 doubles, 11 home runs and 24 walks.
  • Harrison Bader is hitting .258 with five doubles, a triple, five home runs and 11 walks.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 242 .285 51 7 26 .359 .793
Paul Goldschmidt 232 .349 47 16 56 .431 1.073
Nolan Arenado 225 .271 28 11 41 .341 .821
Harrison Bader 209 .258 31 5 19 .304 .668
Dylan Carlson 160 .250 17 3 14 .299 .680
Tyler O’Neill 149 .228 18 3 26 .283 .619
Yadier Molina 132 .220 10 2 10 .231 .534
Brendan Donovan 125 .328 21 1 18 .436 .884
Juan Yepez 125 .272 17 5 13 .331 .771
Albert Pujols 105 .210 11 4 16 .317 .679

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds has 55 hits, which ranks first among Pittsburgh hitters this season, while batting .251 with 19 extra-base hits.
  • Reynolds ranks 84th in batting average, 72nd in on-base percentage and 63rd in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in the majors.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes leads the Pirates with an OPS of .720. He has a slash line of .271/.353/.367 this season.
  • Among all qualified hitters, Hayes is 50th in batting average, 37th in on-base percentage and 120th in slugging percentage.
  • Michael Chavis has collected 43 base hits, an OBP of .302 and a slugging percentage of .450 this season.
  • Daniel Vogelbach is batting .220 with a .302 OBP and 16 RBI for Pittsburgh this season.

Pirates Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Bryan Reynolds 219 .251 26 10 19 .327 .761
Ke’Bryan Hayes 210 .271 25 2 22 .353 .720
Michael Chavis 160 .269 17 6 22 .302 .752
Diego Castillo 152 .197 14 3 11 .244 .540
Daniel Vogelbach 150 .220 16 7 16 .302 .709
Jack Suwinski 138 .210 18 8 16 .273 .693
Michael Perez 60 .100 2 2 5 .169 .369
Cal Mitchell 60 .217 4 2 6 .250 .633
Tyler Heineman 58 .172 8 0 2 .238 .462
Tucupita Marcano 56 .268 8 2 5 .328 .757

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