The Pittsburgh Pirates are set to clash with the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on June 11, 2025, with the first pitch scheduled for 7:45 PM under a mostly clear sky.

Paul Skenes, who carries an ERA of 3.000, will start for the Pirates, while the Cardinals will counter with Miles Mikolas, who has an ERA of 5.324. As of the current standings within the 2024 NL Central Division, the Pirates hold a record of 31-34, placing them 10th with a .480 winning percentage, alongside a balanced 7-7 division record. Recently, the Pirates have won 6 of their last 10 games, although they come into this match following a loss. They have a home record of 16-17 and have performed similarly on the road with 15-17. Contrastingly, the Cardinals are positioned 7th in the division with a similar win-loss record of 31-33, but have struggled slightly in division play with 5 wins and 7 losses. They boast a slightly better form with a win in their latest game and a home record of 15-14.

In terms of odds, the game is finely balanced. With a point spread of 1.5 and an over/under total of 7.5 runs, gamblers will be watching closely. The Pirates are slightly favored with a MoneyLine of -133, compared to the Cardinals who sit at +114. These odds suggest a closely contested battle is expected under the lights of Busch Stadium, with bettors likely considering the recent form and head-to-head matchups before placing their wagers.