Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Prediction 6-3-23 MLB Picks

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The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates meet Saturday in MLB action at PNC Park. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

St. Louis Cardinals Betting Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 8 games. The Cardinals have lost 5 of their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 64 hits and 26 RBI, while Nolan Arenado and Nolan Gorman have combined for 108 hits and 80 RBI. Jordan Montgomery gets the ball, and he is 2-6 with a 4.48 ERA and 55 strikeouts this season. Montgomery is 1-2 with a 2.95 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.

Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 18 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The Pirates have won 6 of their last 7 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates with 57 hits and 36 RBI, while Andrew McCutchen and Ke'Bryan Hayes have combined for 97 hits and 44 RBI. Luis Ortiz gets the ball, and he is 1-2 with a 4.35 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. This will be Ortiz’s second career game against the Cardinals.


The Cardinals are 23-10 in their last 33 Saturday games and 5-2 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series. The Pirates are 0-4 in their last 4 Saturday games and 9-19 in their last 28 overall. The under is 6-1 in Cardinals last 7 overall. The over is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 overall. The Cardinals are 27-8 in the last 35 meetings in Pittsburgh and 43-21 in the last 64 meetings.

Randy’s Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals probably have the edge with Jordan Montgomery on the mound, but let's not act like he's been great this year and the Cards don't win much when he pitches. The Cardinals are also having issues scoring runs and finishing games. The Pittsburgh Pirates have simply shown more life this season, and especially late offensively. Give me the home dog.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Pittsburgh Pirates +170