The MLB is back in action today as the Pittsburgh Pirates will clash with the St. Louis Cardinals at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri. This will be the third game of the three-game series.
Pittsburgh Pirates Form
The Pirates did not enjoy the first part of the season. Moreover, the Pirates entered the break just 2.5 games out of first place in the National League Central. However, now they are at 5.5 games out of first after getting swept by the Cubs in Chicago. On a positive side, the Pirates had a good run of 12-5 in the 17 games before the series against the Cubs. Now they will have to bounce back in order to keep in touch for the top spot in the division.
On the offensive side of the game, the Pirates score an average of 4.80 runs per game which is the 16th record in the league in scoring. Also, they have .270 in hitting which is the 3rd record in the Majors combined with 102 homers so far.
On the mound, they have a 5.01 ERA which is the 24th record in the league
St. Louis Cardinals Form
The Cardinals are managed to win the last two games against the Diamondbacks. Moreover, the Cards are now just 3.0 games out of the top spot in the Central Division. St Louis won on Saturday, but a score of 4-2 and a 5-2 win on Sunday. They have scored nine runs in their last two games. However, these results do not show the complete picture as they scored only 3.00 runs per game in their last 5 MLB games. Therefore, they need to improve on that front in order to keep the pace for a playoff spot.
On the offensive side of the game, the Cardinals score an average of 4.44 runs per game which is the 21st record in the league in scoring. Also. they are on the 21st spot in the league in hitting at .243 combined with 110 homers so far this season.
On the mound, they are placed on the 10th spot in the league in ERA at 4.09 while also standing at the 10th in WHIP at 1.28 and 20th in K’s with 789.
The Pirates will have Musgrove in this game and he has shown some good performances lately. And that gives them a good chance in this game. On the other side, the Cardinals will have Mikolas in this game. And although he has not been great this season, I expect a good performance from him in this game as he has a good record against the Pirates in his career. Therefore, take the Cardinals to win this game.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals on 07/15/2019 is: take the St. Louis Cardinals -144 Moneyline.
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