The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will battle this Friday in Game 1 of their series. Check out our preview of this Cardinals vs Pirates matchup in the 2023 MLB regular season. There are more baseball game previews to read here at TopBet, so feel free to look around and make bets on more games once you’re ready.
Betting Preview for the St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Regular Season Game on June 2, 2023
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh
When: Friday, June 2, 2023, 7:05 PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the St. Louis Cardinals (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 25-32
The Cardinals are coming off a 2-1 win against the Kansas City Royals last Tuesday to prevent a three-game skid. For this upcoming game against the Pirates, Kansas City will start Jack Flaherty, who is 3-4 with a 4.81 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this season. He has 58 strikeouts and 34 walks.
The Cardinals are 8-2 in their last 10 games versus a team with a winning record. The total has also hit the Under in all of their last six games.
Betting on the Pittsburgh Pirates (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 28-27
The Pirates are looking to win their third game in a row. In their last outing, the Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants on the road last Wednesday, 9-4. Prior to that, they defeated the same team on Tuesday, 2-1. For this game versus the Cardinals, the Pirates will start Roansy Contreras, who has a 3-4 record and a 4.33 ERA along with a 1.38 WHIP. He also has 23 walks and 36 strikeouts to date this season.
The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 versus teams from the National League Central division. They are also 4-2 in their last seven home games against a team with a losing record.
The Pirates win. 6-5.
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