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Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 27, 4:10 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

61-70TEAM RECORD69-63

The Cardinals get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The match puts starter Brad Lincoln for the Pirates on the hill facing Chris Carpenter for the Cardinals. Lincoln brings a 0-0 mark to the game, while Carpenter is 8-8 to date on the season.

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Betting Line:
If you're going with the Cardinals in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -230 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 6 in the National League and the Pirates at No. 16 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 13 in the National League at 8.2 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 1 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 6 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 5-4 loss against St. Louis on Friday, as James McDonald wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, August 28

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