Pittsburgh Pirates Vs St. Louis Cardinals: Betting Odds and Matchup Stats – May 20, 2022

Written By Staff on May 20, 2022

The St. Louis Cardinals (20-18) will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21), Friday at 6:35 PM ET, in a battle of NL Central rivals. On the hill for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright (4-3), opposed by the Pirates’ Zach Thompson (2-3). Even though the Cardinals are playing on the road at the Pirates, they are currently favored on the moneyline at -145, compared to the home team at +125.

Pirates vs Cardinals Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs

Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Runs
Cardinals -145 +125 8

Pirates vs Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers

Season Stats
Adam Wainwright (RHP) Zach Thompson (RHP)
7 GS 6
4-3 W-L 2-3
3.15 ERA 5.47
5.2 IP/Start 4.1
1.225 WHIP 1.519
7.4 K/9 7.5

Pirates Five Hottest Batters (Last 10 Games)

Name BA Hits HRs RBI OPS
Daniel Vogelbach .259 7 2 3 .987
Jack Suwinski .156 5 3 4 .697
Ben Gamel .212 7 1 2 .631
Ke’Bryan Hayes .212 7 0 2 .619
Bryan Reynolds .188 6 0 0 .497

Pirates Record Splits

 

Home Away Day Night Starting RHP Starting LHP
9-10 7-11 8-10 8-11 8-17 8-4

Pirates vs Cardinals Recent Results

Cardinals Pirates
4 – 6 Record 5 – 5
5.1 Runs Per Game 2
4.7 Runs Allowed Per Game 4.6
5-5-0 Record ATS 4-6-0
7.47 K/9 8.08

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Pirates Betting Tips

  • The Pirates have been the moneyline underdog in six of Thompson’s starts this season, and they went 2-4 in those games.
  • Pittsburgh has a 4-3 record from the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Pirates combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total two times.
  • The Pirates have won 41.4% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (12-17).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +125 or longer, Pittsburgh has an 8-14 record (winning only 36.4% of its games).
  • The Pirates have an implied moneyline win probability of 44.4% in this game.

Cardinals Betting Tips

  • Wainwright’s team has a record of 3-2 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
  • In three games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, St. Louis has a record of 1-2.
  • In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the Cardinals and their foes are when it comes to hitting the over.
  • The Cardinals have come away with 10 wins in the 17 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
  • St. Louis has a win-loss record of 8-6 when favored by -145 or better by oddsmakers this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 59.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.
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