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St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates - July 3, 2024

July 03, 2024, 8:31am EDT

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As a former sports statistician, I always approach game predictions with a blend of data analysis and gut feeling. Tonight’s matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates is no exception. Looking at the numbers, it’s clear that both teams have their strengths and weaknesses, but based on the stats provided, I predict that the Cardinals will come out on top in this game.

On the pitching side, we have Jared Jones starting for the Pirates with a 5-6 win-loss record and a 4.054 ERA. On the other hand, Miles Mikolas will be on the mound for the Cardinals with a slightly better 6-7 win-loss record and a 3.965 ERA. While both pitchers have similar strikeout numbers, Mikolas’ slightly lower ERA gives him the edge in this matchup.

When it comes to batting, the Pirates have been averaging 4.012 runs per game compared to the Cardinals’ 3.952 runs per game. However, the Cardinals have been more efficient at getting hits with an average of 7.976 hits per game compared to the Pirates’ 7.735 hits per game. Additionally, the Cardinals have a higher on-base slugging percentage which indicates they are better at getting on base and hitting for power.

Taking all these factors into consideration, I believe that the Cardinals will be able to capitalize on their offensive efficiency and Miles Mikolas’ solid pitching performance to secure a victory over the Pirates tonight.

In terms of scoring, I expect this game to be relatively high-scoring with both teams putting runs on the board. The over/under prediction suggests that we can expect more runs than usual in this matchup, so fans should be prepared for some exciting offensive plays from both sides.

Overall, while baseball is always full of surprises and anything can happen on any given day, my analysis points towards a Cardinals victory in tonight’s game against the Pirates. It’ll be interesting to see how it all plays out on the field!

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals
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Wager TypePittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Team DataPittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Runs4.013.95
Hits7.747.98
Runs Batted In3.883.71
Batting Average0.2220.234
On-Base Slugging64.15%66.90%
Walks3.162.95
Strikeouts8.488.27
Earned Run Average4.053.97