Paul Skenes will start for the Pirates on Tuesday, and he will be facing off against Miles Mikolas for the Cardinals. The money line odds have the Pirates at -132 compared to the Cardinals at +112. This NL Central matchup has a first pitch set for 7:45 PM ET from Busch Stadium in St. Louis, and the forecast calls for scattered clouds and temperatures in the upper 70s.

SN PT will be televising Tuesday's game, and the over/under line is currently at 7.5 runs. The Cardinals are 2nd in the NL Central, while the Pirates are 5th, and both teams are right around 31-33 or 31-34 on the season.


The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals Moneyline +112

This game will be played at Busch Stadium at 7:45 ET on Tuesday, June 11th.


  • We have the Cardinals winning by a score of 5 to 4
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Cardinals to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 9 runs and like the over

Pirates Records & Stats

The Pirates will be looking to get back on track after closing out their series vs. the Twins with an 11-5 loss. This was especially tough, as they held a lead going into the 3rd inning before the Twins scored seven runs in the 3rd. Pittsburgh was the -118 favorite at home going into the game.

Jared Jones had a rough outing, giving up seven earned runs on six hits and issuing three walks. The Pirates also used four different relievers, and Ben Heller took the loss out of the bullpen. Rowdy Tellez was hot at the plate, going 2/3 with a double, two RBIs, and a run scored. The Pirates also had three other players with two hits.

Pittsburgh will be on the road today to take on the Cardinals, and they are 7.5 games behind the Brewers for the NL Central lead. Overall, the Pirates are 31-34 and are 5th in the NL Central. So far, they are 7-7 in divisional games.

The Pirates have won two straight series, taking two of three from the Twins in their most recent series. As for their overall play, the Pirates are 6-4 across their last ten games. This year, the Pirates have gone 16-17 at home compared to 15-17 on the road. As the favorite, the Pirates are just 9-15 this year but have been better at 22-19 as the underdog.

The Pirates have been a solid bet against the run line on the road this season, going 20-12. They are also on a two-game run line win streak. Pittsburgh has been a strong run line bet as the underdog, going 29-12, but not as the favorite, where they are just 8-16.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals today, with the over/under line set at 7.5 runs. The combined run average for Pirates games this season is 8.6 runs, and their over/under record is 34-30. When the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs, their record is 5-7. So far this season, 70.8% of their games have had higher over/under lines than 7.5 runs.

Paul Skenes is getting the start for the Pirates today on the road against the Cardinals. Skenes has been great to start the year, picking up wins in each of his first two starts. He has yet to allow an earned run, and in his last outing, he struck out 8 in 5 innings of work.

Oneil Cruz has been swinging the bat well of late for the Pirates, going 5/15 in his last four games, including two homers. Cruz is currently tied with Andrew McCutchen and Bryan Reynolds for the team lead in homers, batting .247 for the season. Reynolds has been the Pirates' top run producer this season, with 35 RBIs and a batting average of .262.

As a team, the Pirates are averaging 4.1 runs per game and are 20th in the league in scoring. They have been a bit better on the road this season, averaging 4.2 runs per contest. Overall, they are batting .231, which is 16th in the league, and are 18th in home runs. Pittsburgh comes into the game with a collective OPS of just .662, which is 24th in the MLB.

Cardinals Records & Stats

The Cardinals's offense was hot right out of the gates in their most recent game vs. the Rockies, closing out their series with a 5-1 win. After allowing one run to the Rockies in the top of the first, the Cardinals responded with a run of their own and added three more in the 2nd inning. St. Louis went on to close things out with another run in the 4th.

Andre Pallante put together a good start for the Cardinals, going five innings and not giving up a run. He also issued just one walk and struck out six Rockies batters. Alec Burleson was hot at the plate, going 1/4 with a homer and scoring a run. The Cardinals also had three other players with two hits.

With a record of 31-33, the Cardinals are 2nd in the NL Central, seven games behind the Brewers for the division lead. St. Louis will host the Pirates today, and they are 5-7 against other teams in the division this year. The Cardinals split their series vs. the Rockies and are 4-6 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Cardinals are 15-14 this year and 16-19 on the road. As the underdog, St. Louis is 15-18 this year compared to 16-15 as the favorite. So far, their overall series record is 10-10-1.

When the Cardinals win, they do so by an average of 2.5 runs per game, but when they lose, they lose by an average of 3.6 runs per game. Their overall run line record is 31-33, and they are 15-14 vs. the run line at home. As the underdog, they are 19-14 vs. the run line, but as the favorite, they are just 12-19.

St. Louis is home to the Pittsburgh Pirates today, and the over/under line is set at 7.5 runs. The Cardinals and their opponents have combined to average 8.6 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 28-33. The average over/under line for their games is 8 runs, and when the line is set at 7.5 runs, their over/under record is 4-10. So far this season, 73.4% of their games have had over/under lines set higher than 7.5 runs.

So far this season, Miles Mikolas has made 13 starts and has a record of 4-6. His ERA is 5.32, along with a WHIP of 1.28. In his 13 appearances, Mikolas has turned in seven quality starts. Per nine innings, he is averaging 6.72 strikeouts and just 1.77 walks. Mikolas most recently faced the Astros, where he picked up the win, going six innings and giving up two earned runs. Before that, he had given up at least three earned runs in three straight outings.

For the season, the Cardinals are averaging 4 runs per game, which is 24th in the MLB. They are also near the bottom of the league in home runs and have a collective batting average of .235. The team's on-base percentage and OPS are also below the league average.

Nolan Gorman has been the Cardinals' best power threat this season, as his 14 home runs are 8th in the league. However, he is batting just .223. Alec Burleson has been a bright spot for the Cardinals, as he is hitting .273 for the season and has two homers in his last six games. Paul Goldschmidt comes into the game on a nine-game hitting streak.