Cardinals vs. Pirates odds, prediction, line: 2022 MLB picks, Tuesday, June 14 best bets from proven model

The Pittsburgh Pirates face the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday afternoon. The NL Central rivals get together for the first game of a doubleheader at Busch Stadium. The matchup is a makeup from a postponement on April 11. Pittsburgh enters at 24-35 this season, with St. Louis bringing a 35-27 record to the table.

First pitch is at 1:15 p.m. ET in St. Louis. Caesars Sportsbook lists St. Louis as a -160 favorite (risk $160 to win $100) on the money line, while the over-under, or total number of runs Vegas thinks will be scored, is 9.5 in the latest Pirates vs. Cardinals odds. Before locking in any Cardinals vs. Pirates picks, you need to see the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 55-42 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 10 weeks, returning over $600 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Pirates, and just locked in its picks and MLB predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are several MLB odds and betting lines for Pirates vs. Cardinals:

  • Cardinals vs. Pirates money line: Cardinals -160, Pirates +140
  • Cardinals vs. Pirates over-under: 9.5 runs
  • Cardinals vs. Pirates run line: Cardinals -1.5 (+115)
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  • PIT: The Pirates are 10-15 in day games
  • STL: The Cardinals are 15-14 in day games

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Why you should back the Pirates

Pittsburgh has a few potential pitching advantages on Tuesday afternoon. The Pirates are deploying starter pitcher JT Brubaker in the opener of the doubleheader, and he has a 3.18 ERA in the last four starts. Brubaker is holding opponents to a .682 OPS in road starts this season, and Pittsburgh should also benefit from Cardinals starter Matthew Liberatore. He has a 5.54 ERA in 2022 with only 1.25 strikeouts for every walk. 

Liberatore has allowed a whopping 2.8 home runs per nine innings, giving Pittsburgh an opening to produce power. When Liberatore leaves the game, the Cardinals also rank in the bottom five of the National League in wins above replacement from relief pitchers. The bullpen for St. Louis generates only 7.67 strikeouts per nine innings, and Pittsburgh ranks in the top three of the NL with 10 triples this season.

Why you should back the Cardinals 

A comparison between the two offenses yields a massive edge for St. Louis. The Cardinals rank in the top four of the National League in runs (295) and hits (536), with top-five marks in doubles (105), strikeout avoidance (458), batting average (.253), on-base percentage (.320) and total bases. St. Louis also leads the NL with 47 stolen bases, and Paul Goldschmidt is the best hitter on either side. 

Goldschmidt smacked a double and a home run in the series opener on Monday, and he has a wildly impressive .335/.419/.598 slash line in 2022. Goldschmidt has 20 doubles and 13 home runs this season, and he is the type of piece the Pirates simply don’t have. Pittsburgh’s offense is arguably the worst in the National League this season, ranking at the bottom of the pecking order in runs scored, hits, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and doubles. The Pirates also rank in the bottom five of the league in home runs, walks and batting average.

How to make Pirates vs. Cardinals picks 

SportsLine’s model is leaning under on the total, projecting 7.9 combined runs. It also says one side of the money line has all the value. You can only get the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.

So who wins Cardinals vs. Pirates? And which side has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its MLB picks, and find out.