Predictions for Pirates vs. Cardinals: Score Projection, Over/Under Pick & Odds – July 3

Wednesday’s game features the Pittsburgh Pirates (40-44) and the St. Louis Cardinals (44-40) clashing at PNC Park in what is expected to be a competitive matchup, with a projected 6-5 win for the Pirates according to our computer prediction. Game time is at 6:40 PM ET on July 3.

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Matchup Info

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Predictions

  • Score Prediction: Pirates 6, Cardinals 5
  • Total Prediction: Over 8.5 runs

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Betting Lines

Pirates vs Cardinals Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Pirates -125 +105 8.5 -103 -126

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Pirates Betting Insights

  • Pittsburgh has been victorious in 17, or 47.2%, of the 36 contests it has been chosen as the favorite in this season.
  • The Pirates have a win-loss record of 9-12 when favored by -125 or better by oddsmakers this year.
  • Pittsburgh’s games have gone over the total in 38 of 84 opportunities.
  • The Pirates went 4-3 over the seven games in which they were favored on the moneyline in their past 15 matchups.
  • Over its past 15 matchups — all had a set run total — Pittsburgh and its opponents combined to go over the total five times.

Cardinals Betting Insights

  • St. Louis has put together a 21-21 record in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 50% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +105 or longer, the Cardinals have a record of 9-17 (34.6%).
  • St. Louis has combined with opponents to go over the total 35 times this season for a 35-43-5 record against the over/under.
  • The Cardinals have played as underdogs in six of their past 15 games and won five of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, St. Louis and its opponents are 8-6-1 in its past 15 games with a total.

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Pirates vs. Cardinals Probable Pitchers

Pirates’ Starting Pitcher: Jared Jones

  • The 22-year-old has an ERA of 3.66, a 3.72 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.105 in 15 games this season.
  • Jared Jones’ team has won 50% of his starts when they are favored on the moneyline (4-4).
  • Jones’ team has won six of his 15 starts.
  • Out of Jones’ 15 starts with a total this season, seven have hit the over.

Cardinals’ Starting Pitcher: Miles Mikolas

  • The 35-year-old has put up an ERA of 5.32, with 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 17 games this season. Opponents are hitting .271 against him.
  • The Cardinals are 6-4 in Mikolas’ 10 starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
  • In Mikolas’ 17 starts, his team is 8-9.
  • Mikolas’ starts went over the run total six times in 17 games with a set total this season.

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Pirates’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 40-44
Home 19-21
Road 21-23
One-Run Games 14-13
Scoring 5+ Runs 24-6

Cardinals’ 2024 Performance

Split Record
Overall 44-40
Home 24-18
Road 20-22
One-Run Games 15-11
Scoring 5+ Runs 25-7

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