Cardinals Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 24, 2021

Posted By Staff on June 24, 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates (26-46) carry an 11-game road losing streak into a matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals (36-38) on Thursday at 8:15 PM ET. The Cardinals are favored (-155) to give the underdog Pirates (+130) another loss. Carlos Martinez takes the mound first for St. Louis, and Chad Kuhl is Pittsburgh’s choice to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of June 24, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Martínez (STL) Pitcher Kuhl (PIT)
3 – 8 W/L 1 – 4
68.0 IP 35.0
6.62 ERA 5.66
1.350 WHIP 1.490
6.2 K/9 6.9
3.3 BB/9 5.7

Cardinals Probable Starter Carlos Martínez

  • Martinez makes the start for the Cardinals, his 14th of the season. He is 3-8 with a 6.62 ERA and 47 strikeouts through 68 innings pitched.
  • The righty last pitched on Friday against the Braves, when he tossed three innings, allowing eight earned runs while giving up eight hits.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has a collective .229 batting average, and is 25th in the league with 545 total hits and 29th in MLB play with 254 runs scored. They have the worst slugging percentage (.353) and rank last in home runs (52) in all of MLB.
  • The Cardinals are 4-1 in Martínez’s five starts this season with St. Louis as the moneyline favorite.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Martínez

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gregory Polanco 32 .438 14 1 3 .550 1.269
Adam Frazier 18 .333 6 0 1 .400 .789
Kevin Newman 8 .250 2 0 2 .222 .472
Bryan Reynolds 7 .286 2 0 2 .286 .715
Colin Moran 6 .167 1 0 1 .444 .611
Jacob Stallings 4 .500 2 0 0 .667 1.417
Ka’ai Tom 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Erik González 3 .333 1 0 0 .333 .666
Ke’Bryan Hayes 2 .500 1 0 3 .667 1.167

Pirates Probable Starter Chad Kuhl

  • The Pirates will hand the ball to Kuhl (1-4) for his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw six innings against the Indians, giving up one earned run while allowing four hits.
  • The Cardinals are batting .226 this season, 27th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .375 (24th in the league) with 78 home runs.
  • His team is 4-4 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 24, 2021 at 2:09 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Kuhl

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Matt Carpenter 17 .176 3 0 0 .333 .568
Yadier Molina 15 .467 7 2 3 .500 1.433
Paul DeJong 8 .125 1 0 1 .222 .347
Paul Goldschmidt 6 .333 2 0 1 .556 .889
Tommy Edman 5 .400 2 0 0 .500 .900
Tyler O’Neill 5 .200 1 0 0 .200 .400
Nolan Arenado 5 .400 2 0 1 .400 1.000
Dylan Carlson 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
José Rondón 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals average 3.9 runs per game at home compared to 4.0 per contest on the road.
  • The Cardinals are the fifth-lowest scoring team in MLB action averaging 3.9 runs per game (291 total).
  • The Cardinals have won 23 of the 37 games they were favored on the moneyline this season (62.2%).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -155 or shorter, St. Louis has gone 6-1 (85.7%).
  • In the 74 games bookmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 36 times (36-35-3).
  • St. Louis has a 3-2 record from the five games it was moneyline favorites over its last 10 matchups.
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Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have scored the 29th-most runs in the league this season with just 254 (3.5 per game).
  • They’ve scored 2.9 runs per game this season on the road while averaging 4.1 at home.
  • This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 65 times and won 22, or 33.8%, of those games.
  • This season, Pittsburgh has won 11 of its 41 games, or 26.8%, when they’re the underdog by at least +130 on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 34 of their 72 opportunities.
  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and won three of those contests.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Tyler O’Neill leads the Cardinals with 15 home runs and has racked up a team-best batting average of .275.
  • Nolan Arenado has capitalized on opportunities as he paces his team with 48 RBI.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB, Arenado’s 48 RBI rank 15th, and his .502 SLG ranks fourth.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 300 .267 40 4 19 .312 .692
Nolan Arenado 277 .267 35 14 48 .307 .809
Paul Goldschmidt 275 .258 38 10 40 .321 .739
Dylan Carlson 257 .265 35 6 27 .348 .749
Tyler O’Neill 189 .275 31 15 34 .319 .901
Yadier Molina 185 .254 20 7 30 .303 .730
Paul DeJong 162 .160 20 8 19 .257 .584
Matt Carpenter 116 .181 11 3 17 .314 .624
Edmundo Sosa 115 .243 12 1 7 .331 .644
Andrew Knizner 83 .193 11 0 2 .272 .501

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs with 12 and runs batted in with 38.
  • Reynolds ranks 19th in hits (77), 10th in AVG (.306), sixth in SLG (.528), and fifth in OBP (.392) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Reynolds enters this game on a eight-game hitting streak, during which he’s hitting .438 with two homers.
  • Adam Frazier leads Pittsburgh in batting with a .324 average while slugging three homers and driving in 27 runs.
  • Among qualified hitters, Frazier ranks fifth in AVG (.324), eighth in OBP (.390), first in SLG (.463), and first in hits (91) in the league.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 281 .324 43 3 27 .390 .853
Bryan Reynolds 252 .306 41 12 38 .392 .920
Kevin Newman 241 .207 23 2 12 .247 .513
Erik González 203 .227 17 2 21 .255 .555
Grégory Polanco 201 .204 21 7 21 .267 .620
Jacob Stallings 182 .225 18 5 29 .312 .702
Phillip Evans 153 .216 19 4 10 .306 .626
Colin Moran 143 .273 11 4 21 .335 .748
Ka’ai Tom 97 .134 10 2 12 .281 .508
Ben Gamel 88 .250 8 1 4 .306 .692

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