Cardinals vs Pirates Today: Picks, Predictions, Moneyline and Odds – Thursday, April 13

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A pair of clubs in the NL Central — the St. Louis Cardinals (5-7) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-5) — play on Thursday at 7:45 PM ET, at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals will hand the ball to Jordan Montgomery (1-0), and the Pirates will turn to Vince Velasquez (0-1).

At home, the Cardinals are favored to win on the moneyline (-259) over the Pirates (+212). The contest has an over/under set at 8.5.

Cardinals vs. Pirates Odds

Run Line

St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)

Moneyline

Cardinals (-259)

Total

8.5 Runs (Over: -112, Under: -109)

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

  • Game Day: Thursday, April 13, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:45 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BSMW
  • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
  • Stadium: Busch Stadium

Cardinals Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Lars Nootbaar 10-Day Injured List Thumb
Paul DeJong 10-Day Injured List Back
Packy Naughton 15-Day Injured List Forearm
Wilking Rodriguez 15-Day Injured List Shoulder
Adam Wainwright 15-Day Injured List Groin
Dylan Carlson Day-to-day Neck

Pirates Injury Report

Name Status Injury
Robert Stephenson 15-Day Injured List Elbow
JT Brubaker 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Oneil Cruz 60-Day Injured List Ankle
Jarlin García 60-Day Injured List Arm
Max Kranick 60-Day Injured List Elbow
Austin Hedges 7-Day Injured List Concussion

Last Time Out: Cardinals and Pirates

The Cardinals won their last contest versus the Rockies by a 7-4 score yesterday, with Andre Pallante picking up the win pitching going one inning without giving up a hit or an earned run. Nolan Arenado went 1-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead them offensively.

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Cardinals Betting Records and Team Stats

The Cardinals have entered the game as favorites seven times this season and won four of those games. St. Louis has not entered a game this season with shorter moneyline odds than -259. Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cardinals have a 72.1% chance to win. St. Louis and its opponents have gone over the total this season in four of their 12 opportunities. The Cardinals are 6-6-0 ATS in their 12 games with a spread this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Paul Goldschmidt 12 .364 (10) .491 (5) .523 (49) 1.8% (136) 14.5% (36) 18.2% (19)
Nolan Arenado 12 .327 (31) .393 (47) .490 (62) 3.6% (75) 14.5% (36) 10.9% (76)
Nolan Gorman 12 .313 (42) .450 (12) .750 (2) 10.3% (2) 20.5% (82) 20.5% (10)
Jordan Walker 12 .319 (36) .360 (78) .489 (64) 4.0% (68) 22.0% (96) 2.0% (173)
Alec Burleson 12 .300 (-) .364 (-) .567 (-) 3.0% (-) 15.2% (-) 9.1% (-)

Pirates Betting Records and Team Stats

The Pirates have been chosen as underdogs in 11 games this year and have walked away with the win six times (54.5%) in those games. Oddsmakers have given Pittsburgh the worst odds of winning they have seen this season with a +212 moneyline listed for this contest. The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 32.1% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest. Pittsburgh and their opponents have gone over in six of their 12 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The Pirates are 6-6-0 against the spread in their 12 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Name GP AVG (Rank) OBP (Rank) SLG (Rank) HR% (Rank) K% (Rank) BB% (Rank)
Bryan Reynolds 12 .347 (14) .358 (79) .735 (3) 9.4% (5) 9.4% (12) 3.8% (164)
Andrew McCutchen 12 .323 (34) .476 (9) .484 (65) 2.4% (93) 14.3% (34) 21.4% (7)
Ji-Hwan Bae 12 .229 (126) .289 (137) .457 (75) 5.3% (44) 26.3% (139) 7.9% (107)
Carlos Santana 12 .222 (139) .300 (128) .422 (89) 4.0% (68) 22.0% (96) 10.0% (85)
Jason Delay 12 .238 (-) .304 (-) .429 (-) 4.3% (-) 13.0% (-) 8.7% (-)

Cardinals vs. Pirates Picks and Predictions

We predict that the Cardinals will pick up the victory in this contest, and they’re our choice on the moneyline (-259). If you’re looking for a pick on the over/under, we see the final scoring winding up under the total (8.5 runs).

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WRITTEN BY

Stacy Sailer

Stacy has been a baseball fan for as long as she can remember. She admits that she grew up as a spoiled Yankees fan in the late-90’s/early 2000’s, but has slowly evolved into a disgruntled Yankees fan due to their lone championship title in the last 21 seasons. She follows other sports, but her first love has always been baseball and loves getting to share her insight and knowledge with the Betsperts community.

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