St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3-23 Tips, Odds, and Prediction

St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/3/23 – On Saturday afternoon, the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates meet again for their three-game divisional series. These teams possess enough talent at all lineup positions to compete on any night. Still, recent momentum will make this series especially pivotal as both look to reach the pinnacle of the National League Central division race. MLB betting odds are up for the online bettors to bet on their best teams.

St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 4:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park

TV:  AT&T Sportsnet

St Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 6/3/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -227

Spread: -1.5 (-145)

Total: 8.5 over (-118)


Moneyline: +170

Spread: +1.5 (+103)

Total: 8.5 under (-119)

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Analysis

St. Louis Cardinals come into this game boasting a potency offense that has proven itself consistently throughout the season, boasting a batting average of 0.253 and making solid contact with the ball, leading them to score 273 runs this year and hit an incredible 76 homers to threaten further opposing pitchers.

Jordan Montgomery leads the Cardinals’ charge as starting pitcher. Although his record stands at 2-6, Montgomery has shown consistency on the mound, with 601 innings pitched and 70 strikeouts. With an ERA and WHIP rating of 4.48/1.44, Montgomery can limit opponent offense while giving the Cardinals a solid chance at victory.

The Pittsburgh Pirates boast an effective offense with a batting average of 0.245, slightly below their rivals but still capable of scoring 241 runs and hitting 53 homers. Their ability to get on base, illustrated by an OBP of 0.322, and drive the ball effectively, as measured by an SLG of 0.406, adds depth and variety to their offensive capabilities.

On pitching, the Pirates will turn to Luis Ortiz for assistance. He has displayed promise during his limited appearances this season, with a record of 1-2. Despite an ERA and WHIP that could use improvement, this pitcher could make an impactful statement against a formidable Cardinals lineup.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Against the Spread

Over their past six games, the Cardinals have consistently favored the under, hitting under-hitting the score in all six matches – whether played on grass or against right-handed starters – with four straight road games with right-handed starting pitchers seeing under hits; four road games overall has also seen this trend hit; suggesting their games may have been low scoring and could fall below 8.5 runs scored total.

On the other hand, the Pittsburgh Pirates have displayed an inconsistent mix of trends in recent games. They have seen under-hits in four consecutive second games of the series against National League Central opponents and following team losses, yet have seen over-hits follow previous losses instead. They have experienced mixed results on Saturdays – losing four consecutive contests while excelling against National League Central teams by winning four last matchups; these trends highlight their inconsistent performances and ability to recover after losses.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick

Now, let’s examine our picks based on the odds and the team’s performances:

Moneyline: Cardinals -227

With their overall strength and favorable odds, the Cardinals make an appealing bet at a moneyline of -227. Their consistent offensive output and Montgomery’s pitching performance make them likely winners in this matchup.

Spread: Cardinals -1.5 (-145)

With the Cardinals being the favorite team and giving up 1.5 runs at -145 on their run line, we advise betting on them as our favored choice. Their offensive firepower should provide them with an opportunity to cover the spread. Montgomery should help limit the Pirates’ offensive production, which should help ensure this.

Total: 8.5 under (-119)

Given recent trends that favor under-betting, we advise selecting an under wager. Both starting pitchers can keep opposing offenses under control, leading to a lower-scoring game overall.

Prediction: 3-5 St. Louis Cardinals win 

In the highly anticipated matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cardinals enter as the favored team. Their potent offense, led by Jordan Montgomery’s consistent pitching, makes them formidable against the Pirates. However, it’s crucial to remember that anything can happen in baseball, adding to the excitement and unpredictability of the game. Use the MLB betting guide wisely to enjoy this thrilling clash between two competitive teams.