Table of Contents

    The Pittsburgh Pirates (59-99) visit the St. Louis Cardinals (92-66) on Sunday at 2:15 PM ET. The Pirates are moneyline underdogs (+176) against the favored Cardinals (-208). Adam Wainwright starts for St. Louis, and Roansy Contreras is Pittsburgh’s choice to start.

    It’s time to get your parents, spouse, coworkers, third cousin and mailman together again. MLB pools are back! Hit your own home run with RunYourPool today.
    Start here >

    Game Info, Betting Lines for Cardinals vs. Pirates

    • Game Day: Sunday, October 2, 2022
    • Game Time: 2:15 PM ET
    • Location: St. Louis, Missouri
    • Stadium: Busch Stadium
    Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Information
    Favorite Favorite Moneyline Total
    Cardinals -208 7

    Cardinals Stats & Trends

    Cardinals Batting

    • The Cardinals are seventh-best in baseball with 195 total home runs.
    • The Cardinals’ .252 batting average is ninth-best in the majors.
    • The Cardinals’ .325 on-base percentage ranks fourth-best in baseball.
    • Cardinals hitters strike out 7.6 times per game, the fifth-fewest strikeouts in the league.
    • The Cardinals have hit 97 home runs at home this season (1.2 per game).
    • The Cardinals are averaging 3.0 extra-base hits per game while slugging .420 in home contests.
    • At home this season the club averages 8.1 hits per game and is batting .250.

    Cardinals Key Batters

    • Paul Goldschmidt leads St. Louis with 177 hits and an OBP of .404, plus a team-best slugging percentage of .581.
    • Among qualifying hitters in baseball, Goldschmidt’s batting average ranks third, his on-base percentage ranks fourth, and he is third in slugging.
    • Nolan Arenado is batting .293 with 42 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 51 walks.
    • Arenado’s batting average is 16th among qualified players, his on-base percentage 24th, and his slugging percentage sixth.
    • Arenado has picked up a hit in two games in a row. In his last five games he is hitting .294 with a double, a home run, three walks and four RBI.
    • Tommy Edman is batting .261 with a .396 slugging percentage and 56 RBI this year.
    • Brendan Donovan has five home runs, 44 RBI and a batting average of .281 this season.
    • Donovan has safely hit in five straight games. In his last five games he is hitting .333 with two doubles and five walks.

    Pirates Stats & Trends

    Pirates Batting

    • The Pirates rank 17th in Major League Baseball with 155 home runs.
    • The Pirates rank 29th in MLB with a team batting average of just .221.
    • The Pirates have an on-base percentage of .289 this season, which ranks 28th in the league.
    • The Pirates are one of the least disciplined teams at the plate this season, ranking 29th with an average of 9.3 strikeouts per game.
    • They have averaged 1.0 home runs per game in their 80 road contests this season.
    • In 80 road games this season, they’re slugging .358 with 202 hits going for extra bases.
    • They are averaging 7.2 base hits per game and batting .216 on the road this season.

    Pirates Key Batters

    • Bryan Reynolds has put up an on-base percentage of .342, a slugging percentage of .454, and has 137 hits, all club-highs for the Pirates.
    • Including all qualified hitters, Reynolds is 68th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 43rd and he is 42nd in slugging.
    • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .244 with 24 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
    • Including all qualifying players, Hayes ranks 93rd in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 124th in slugging percentage.
    • Ben Gamel has 20 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 48 walks while hitting .232.
    • Oneil Cruz is hitting .229 with 12 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 25 walks.

    Cardinals vs. Pirates Probable Pitchers

    Wainwright Contreras
    31 GS 17
    11-11 W-L 5-5
    3.51 ERA 3.72
    187.0 IP 92.0
    52 BB 37
    139 SO 86
    Previous

    Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Betting Preview | October 2

    Next

    Los Angeles Angels vs. Texas Rangers MLB Betting Preview | October 2

    About Author

    Matt K

    Matt is the Social Media Manager at RYP and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts. He has experience managing social media accounts with agencies, small brands, and large companies. He’s a diehard New England sports fanatic, and if he’s not watching the Celtics, he can be found roaming around Boston discovering all that the city has to offer.

    Run a Home Run Pool for the 2024 Baseball Season

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    MLB Baseball Pools

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    Baseball Squares Pool (MLB Postseason Only)

    MLB Pick'em

    Featured

    English Premier League (EPL) Pick 'em Football (Soccer) Pool

    Soccer Pick'em

    Featured

    NFL Football Survivor Pools

    NFL Pick'em

    Featured

    NFL 'Credits' Pool for 2024

    NFL Pick'em

    Featured

    Check Also