Pirates vs. Cardinals MLB Preview (6/13/24): Starting Lineups, Odds, Weather & Stats

Written By Editorial Team on June 13, 2024
Cardinals vs. Pirates Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates face off against the St. Louis Cardinals on June 13 at 2:15 PM at Busch Stadium, St. Louis. Both teams are evenly matched, with MLB betting odds positioned with a moneyline around -108. This MLB game is a key matchup in the NL Central division, promising competitive betting opportunities for MLB fans.

Pirates vs. Cardinals Pre-Game Odds for June 13

For MLB betting enthusiasts, the upcoming game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, presents evenly matched odds at most Ohio sportsbooks. The moneyline for both teams stands at -108, indicating a closely contested matchup. The over/under is set at 9.0, suggesting expectations for a game with moderate scoring. The run line offers a 1.5 advantage to the Cardinals, with payout odds at -164 for the home team and +136 for the away team, highlighting the competitive nature of this game.

  • Bet365: Pirates -110, Cardinals -110, over/under 8.5
  • BetMGM: Pirates -110, Cardinals -110, over/under 8.5
  • Caesars: Pirates -110, Cardinals -110, over/under 8.5
  • BetRivers: Pirates -109, Cardinals -108, over/under 8.5

Odds are subject to change between the Pirates and Cardinals.

Pirates vs. Cardinals projected starting lineups

Pirates starting lineup Thursday

  1. DH Andrew McCutchen (R)
  2. LF Bryan Reynolds (S)
  3. RF Connor Joe (R)
  4. SS Oneil Cruz (L)
  5. 3B Ke’Bryan Hayes (R)
  6. 2B Nick Gonzales (R)
  7. 1B Rowdy Tellez (L)
  8. C Yasmani Grandal (S)
  9. CF Jack Suwinski (L)

Cardinals starting lineup Thursday

  1. LF Brendan Donovan (L)
  2. RF Alec Burleson (L)
  3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt (R)
  4. 2B Nolan Gorman (L)
  5. 3B Nolan Arenado (R)
  6. DH Matt Carpenter (L)
  7. C Iván Herrera (R)
  8. SS Masyn Winn (R)
  9. CF Michael Siani (L)

Pirates vs. Cardinals projected starting pitchers for Thursday

(PIT) Mitch Keller (R)8-33.161.24226.5
(STL) Lance Lynn (R)2-33.581.3821.89.3

Pirates vs. Cardinals Injuries For June 13

Pittsburgh Pirates: Key injuries include Martín Pérez (SP) with a groin injury, Johan Oviedo (SP) out for the season with elbow surgery, Marco Gonzales (SP) on the 60-day IL due to a forearm strain, Ryan Borucki (RP) sidelined with triceps inflammation, and Ji Hwan Bae (2B) out with a wrist sprain.

St. Louis Cardinals: Steven Matz (SP) is dealing with a back strain, Willson Contreras (C) recovering from forearm surgery, Keynan Middleton (RP) out for the season with a forearm strain, Giovanny Gallegos (RP) has a shoulder impingement, and Tommy Edman (SS) is on the 60-day IL with a wrist sprain.

Projected lineups and injuries are pulled from Sportsdata.

Pittsburgh Pirates Season Standings and Stats

Heading into their next game at Busch Stadium, St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates are positioned with 32-35. Their performance places them 2nd in the NL Central Division, showcasing a competitive edge in the league. Key season statistics include:

  • Runs per game: 4.1
  • Team average: .23
  • Team home runs: 60
  • Team Stolen bases: 38
  • Team ERA: 3.91
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 562

Recent performance highlights include a win against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, a batting average of .107, and 10 pitching strikeouts in their last game. This marks a positive trend, with 5 wins in their last 10 games.

St. Louis Cardinals Season Standings and Stats

The St. Louis Cardinals, gearing up to host the Pittsburgh Pirates, show 32-34 this season. They rank 3rd in the NL Central Division. Their season stats are as follows:

  • Runs per game: 3.9
  • Team average: .235
  • Team home runs: 62
  • Team Stolen bases: 31
  • Team ERA: 4.08
  • Team pitching strikeouts: 543

With a Wednesday loss to the Pirates and a record of 4 wins in their last 10 games, the Cardinals are looking to leverage their home advantage at Busch Stadium to reverse their fortunes in this upcoming MLB betting matchup.

Player Stats for Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

For MLB betting enthusiasts, the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals offer a compelling matchup with players like Bryan Reynolds and Nolan Gorman leading their respective teams. Reynolds, with a .263 batting average and leading in RBIs for the Pirates, and Gorman, leading in home runs and RBIs for the Cardinals, are key players to watch. Recent news highlights rookie Paul Skenes’ impressive performance for the Pirates and Willson Contreras’ expected return for the Cardinals, adding layers to the betting odds and dynamics at Busch Stadium, St. Louis.

Pittsburgh Pirates Top-Performing Players

The Pirates’ lineup features Bryan Reynolds and Oneil Cruz as standout performers, with Reynolds leading in batting average and RBIs and Cruz in home runs. Connor Joe and Michael A. Taylor also make significant contributions in runs and stolen bases, respectively.

  • AVG Leader: Bryan Reynolds .263
  • HR Leader: Oneil Cruz 9
  • RBI Leader: Bryan Reynolds 35
  • Runs Leader: Connor Joe 36
  • SB Leader: Michael A. Taylor 5

St. Louis Cardinals Top-Performing Players

For the Cardinals, Masyn Winn and Nolan Gorman are the standout names. Winn leads in batting average and stolen bases, and Gorman leads in home runs and RBIs. Paul Goldschmidt’s contribution in runs further solidifies the team’s offensive lineup.

  • AVG Leader: Masyn Winn .305
  • HR Leader: Nolan Gorman 15
  • RBI Leader: Nolan Gorman 33
  • Runs Leader: Paul Goldschmidt 31
  • SB Leader: Masyn Winn 8

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