Cardinals vs Pirates Prediction: Picks, Live Odds & Start Time – September 30, 2022

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A pair of squads in the NL Central — the Pittsburgh Pirates (58-97) and the St. Louis Cardinals (90-66) — meet on Friday at 8:15 PM ET, at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals will hand the ball to Jack Flaherty (1-1), and the Pirates will turn to Johan Oviedo (4-2).

The Cardinals (-207) are moneyline favorites at home over the Pirates (+175). The game has an over/under set at 7.5 runs.

Cardinals vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-207)

Total

7.5 Runs (Over: +101, Under: -122)

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When, Where, at What Time is Cardinals vs. Pirates

  • Game Day: Friday, September 30, 2022
  • Game Time: 8:15 PM ET
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Tyler O’Neill 10 Day Injury List Hamstring
Jordan Hicks 15 Day Injury List Arm
Drew VerHagen 60 Day Injury List Hip
Álex Reyes 60 Day Injury List Shoulder

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Eric Stout 15 Day Injury List Undisclosed
JT Brubaker 15 Day Injury List Back
Roberto Pérez 60 Day Injury List Hamstring
Canaan Smith 60 Day Injury List Wrist
Blake Cederlind 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Max Kranick 60 Day Injury List Elbow
Yerry De Los Santos 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Colin Holderman 60 Day Injury List Shoulder
Tyler Heineman 7 Day Injury List Concussion

Last Time Out: Cardinals and Pirates

The Cardinals lost their last game against the Brewers by a 5-1 score Friday. Andrew Knizner went 2-for-4 with a home run and an RBI to lead them offensively. Jose Quintana picked up the loss after throwing five innings, giving up one earned run on four hits while striking out seven.

The Pirates knocked off the Reds 4-3 Friday. Oneil Cruz led the way offensively after going 2-for-5 with a double and two RBI, and Yohan Ramirez got the win, throwing one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run.

Betting Trends

Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cardinals have won 63, or 66.3%, of the 95 games they’ve played as favorites this season. St. Louis is 15-8 this season when entering a game favored by -207 or more on the moneyline. The Cardinals have a 67.4% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline. Games involving St. Louis have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 75 of 160 chances this season. In 160 games with a spread this season, the Cardinals are 86-74-0 ATS.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 147 .318 (3) .404 (5) .584 (3) 5.5% (10) 21.7% (81) 12.1% (14)
Nolan Arenado 144 .294 (16) .359 (23) .538 (4) 4.9% (19) 11.7% (7) 8.4% (68)
Tommy Edman 150 .263 (57) .322 (69) .399 (96) 2.1% (107) 17.8% (51) 7.3% (83)
Brendan Donovan 120 .280 (-) .393 (-) .380 (-) 1.1% (-) 15.6% (-) 13.1% (-)
Albert Pujols 104 .262 (-) .337 (-) .520 (-) 6.3% (-) 16.1% (-) 7.8% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 137 games this year and have walked away with the win 50 times (36.5%) in those games. Pittsburgh has a mark of 13-35 in contests where sportsbooks favor them by +175 or worse on the moneyline. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 36.4% chance of walking away with the win. Pittsburgh and their opponents have gone over in 72 of their 161 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Pirates have an against the spread mark of 83-78-0 in 161 games with a line this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 140 .262 (59) .345 (36) .460 (39) 4.4% (31) 23.0% (88) 9.1% (54)
Ke’Bryan Hayes 132 .246 (82) .317 (82) .351 (121) 1.3% (121) 22.4% (84) 8.5% (67)
Ben Gamel 112 .231 (-) .324 (-) .362 (-) 2.0% (-) 22.9% (-) 11.5% (-)
Oneil Cruz 82 .231 (-) .285 (-) .458 (-) 5.0% (-) 35.6% (-) 6.8% (-)
Kevin Newman 73 .276 (-) .317 (-) .378 (-) 0.7% (-) 16.4% (-) 5.1% (-)

Cardinals vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

Our prediction for this matchup is the Cardinals to win (-207 on the moneyline), while we project the total score will go over the total (7.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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