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Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals - June 12, 2024

June 12, 2024, 8:44am EDT

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Pittsburgh Pirates

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-145

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Pittsburgh Pirates

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PIT

+154

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-105

As a former sports statistician turned analyst, I am excited to delve into the numbers and provide insights for the upcoming MLB game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals.

On the mound, we have Sonny Gray for the Cardinals with a 7-4 win-loss record and a 4.2 ERA, facing off against Bailey Falter of the Pirates with a 3-3 win-loss record and a 4.1 ERA. Both pitchers have been fairly similar in terms of strikeouts per game, with Gray averaging 8.3 strikeouts compared to Falter’s 8.5.

When it comes to batting, the Pirates have a slight edge over the Cardinals based on their per-game stats. The Pirates are averaging 4.2 runs, 8 hits, and close to 4 RBIs per game with a .227 batting average and a .645 OPS. On the other hand, the Cardinals are putting up around 3.9 runs, just under 8 hits, and about 3.6 RBIs per game with a slightly higher .228 batting average but a lower OPS of .664.

Based on these statistics and our prediction that the Pirates will come out on top in this matchup, we can expect an exciting game with both teams putting runs on the board. The over/under is expected to be surpassed given both teams’ offensive capabilities.

In conclusion, while both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, I believe that the Pirates will ultimately prevail over the Cardinals in this game based on their slightly better offensive performance and our prediction for them to secure the win tonight.

I look forward to seeing how these predictions play out on the field as baseball once again proves itself as a sport where anything can happen despite what the numbers may suggest at first glance.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
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Wager TypeSt. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Team DataSt. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Runs3.914.16
Hits7.797.97
Runs Batted In3.643.98
Batting Average0.2280.227
On-Base Slugging66.38%64.52%
Walks3.243.36
Strikeouts8.298.45
Earned Run Average4.164.06