Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 10-2-22

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 10/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 10/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Pittsburgh Pirates will go head-to-head with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, MO on Sunday, October 02, 2022, at 2:15 PM ET. The Pirates hit 155 home runs and recorded 209 two-baggers as a team.


With a slugging percentage of.364, Pittsburgh struck out 1,459 times while walking 453 times this season. The Pittsburgh Pirates rank 27th in MLB with 3.6 runs scored per game as a team.


They have 1,135 base hits and 531 RBIs for the season, and their team batting average is currently sitting at.221. They have 565 runs scored and an on-base percentage of .289 overall.


Roansy Contreras, a rookie with the youthful Pirates who had a good season (5-5, 3.72 ERA), is expected to make his debut. Contreras has a 4.15 ERA in 10 away games, while in seven-day games he has a 2-0 record with a 1.95 ERA.


This season, Contreras has faced the Cardinals three times and is 1-0 with a 4.76 ERA. Bryan Reynolds was the Pirates’ best offensive player this year, batting.260 with 26 home runs and 60 RBI.


The club that surrounds him had trouble; they are ranked 29th with a.221 batting average, 27th with 3.6 runs scored per game, and 18th with 155 home runs.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-8 SU in their previous 8 games on the road. 
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches on the road against the Cardinals. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of the team’s last 6 contests played in October.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 10/2/2022


The Cardinals are approaching the finish line with an eye toward staying healthy with a 20-game record of 10-10. The offense was effective all season, placing seventh with 194 home runs and sixth with 4.7 runs scored per game.


The St. Louis pitching staff is seventh overall with a 3.75 ERA and 7.6 strikeouts per game. With 7.9 WARs each, Paul Goldschmidt (.319 AVG, 35 HR, 114 RBI), Nolan Arenando (.293 AVG, 30 HR, 101 RBI), and Tommy Edman (6.0 WAR, 31 SB) were in the lead.


On Sunday, the legendary Adam Wainwright, 41, will start (11-11, 3.51 ERA). Wainwright has a 2-0 record and a 0.69 ERA against the Pirates so far this year. Wainwright has a 17-game home record of 7-3 with a 2.61 ERA.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ previous 5 games. 
  • The total went OVER in 5 of the team’s previous 7 meetings against the Pirates. 
  • The St. Louis Cardinals are 5-1 SU in their last 6 matches at home.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB pick for this game is the St. Louis Cardinals. St. Louis will defeat Pittsburgh at home on Sunday, but this play was called OVER.


In five of the last eight games between the Pirates and Cardinals that were played in St. Louis, the OVER won. Additionally, the OVER won four of the last five meetings between the two. With both games going OVER, Pittsburgh’s Roansy Contreras’ last 8 2/3 innings saw him surrender eight runs.


In four of his last five games, Adam Wainwright, the starter for St. Louis, gave up four earned runs. The St. Louis Cardinals will win by a predicted play of OVER 7-5.


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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 10/2/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:15 PM (EDT)


Location: Busch Stadium, MO 


Date: Sunday, October 02, 2022




MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -210


MLB Totals: 7


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