St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10-5-22

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The St. Louis Cardinals will go against the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in PNC Park, PA, on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 4:05 PM ET.


Since winning the division last week, the St. Louis Cardinals have a record of 5-5 in their last 10. In addition, they are still the third-place team in the National League, trailing only the Braves and Dodgers.


Given that they still own a 7.0-game advantage over the Milwaukee Brewers, they already won their division.


Who will start on the mound for the Cardinals in this match is still up in the air. As they get ready for the postseason, this is their final regular-season game of the year.


Anticipate the Cardinals will employ several arms to win this one. They will use their relievers as soon as possible and let their bullpen pitch the entire game.


The bullpen for St. Louis is presently permitting the 11th-fewest runs per game, at 3.67. The Cardinals are allowing the ninth-fewest runs per game (3.97), as a club.


  • The St Louis Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 matches against the spread.
  • The Cardinals are 39-41 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 3 of St. Louis’s last 5 matches.

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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 10/5/2022


Since the Pittsburgh Pirates won’t qualify for the postseason in 2022, this will be their final game of the regular season. They still occupy the bottom spot in the NL Central, 31 games down from the Cardinals in first.


They also had a great end to the regular season, going 6-4 in their last 10 matches. They still trail the Philadelphia Phillies by 26.0 games for the third and final NL Wild Card slot, which is unfortunate.


Johan Oviedo will make his pitching debut for the Pirates. He presently has a 4-3 record, 3.12 ERA, and 1.29 WHIP for the season.


He pitched for 6.0 innings in his previous start against the same Cardinals squad, although during that time he allowed six hits and two earned runs. He has a 3.00 ERA and is 2-1 this year at home. However, the Pirates’ bullpen was not as strong.


  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-1 in their previous 5 matches against the spread.
  • The Pirates are 42-39 in their road matches against the spread.
  • The totals went OVER in 3 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. As a starter with the Pirates, Johan Oviedo is 4-3 with a 1.29 WHIP this year. He only gave up two earned runs versus the Cardinals in his previous outing.


He demonstrated his ability to neutralize this attack, and anticipate that the Pirates will be more motivated to maintain a competitive game. The Cardinals won’t give a damn about Pittsburgh’s desire to conclude the regular season on a high note.


The Pirates also prevailed in the opening two games of this series, demonstrating their ability to compete against more seasoned teams.


The Pirates will score enough runs and Oviedo will play up to par to keep this game within the run line spread (+1.5).


While the Pirates want to have a successful season finale, the Cardinals are concentrated on the postseason. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 6-3.


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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 10/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 4:10 PM (EDT)


Location: PNC Park, PA


Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2022


TV: BSMW, SportsNet PT


MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -119


MLB Totals: 8.5


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