NLDS Odds: Pirates Cards Game 2
The St. Louis Cardinals will be looking to pay off on the MLB betting lines for the second straight day on Friday as they continue their NLDS against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Cardinals topped the Pirates 9-1 in Game 1 of the best-of-five series at home on Thursday night, and they'll turn to Lance Lynn for Game 2 on Friday. Lynn is 4-2 with a 5.03 ERA over his 11 career appearances against Pittsburgh.
Gerrit Cole brings a 10-7 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Cardinals bats.
The Cardinals - Pirates odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 11.
Pirates vs Cardinals prop bets - courtesy of Bovada:
Pittsburgh Pirates (Series Prices) 27/20 (+135)
St. Louis Cardinals (Series Prices) 20/31 (-155)
Pittsburgh Pirates -1½ 2/1 (+200)
St. Louis Cardinals +1½ 5/13 (-260)
Pittsburgh Pirates +1½ 20/33 (-165)
St. Louis Cardinals -1½ 27/20 (+135)
Exact Series Result
Pittsburgh Pirates 3-0 8/1 (+800)
Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 7/2 (+350)
Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 9/2 (+450)
St. Louis Cardinals 3-0 4/1 (+400)
St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 7/2 (+350)
St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 27/10 (+270)
Total Games in Series
3 5/2 (+250)
4 29/20 (+145)
5 29/20 (+145)
Over 3½ 4/13 (-325)
Under 3½ 5/2 (+250)
Over 4½ 29/20 (+145)
Under 4½ 4/7 (-175)
Most Hits, Runs and RBI's in Series
Andrew McCutchen (PIT) -110
Carlos Beltran (STL) -120
Pedro Alvarez (PIT) -105
Matt Holliday (STL) -125
Justin Morneau (PIT) -105
Yadier Molina (STL) -125
Marlon Byrd (PIT) -105
Matt Carpenter (STL) -125
Game 1 Strikeouts
Total Strikeouts - A.J. Burnett (PIT)
Over 6 (-125)
Under 6 (-105)
Total Strikeouts - Adam Wainwright (STL)
Over 6½ (EVEN)
Under 6½ (-130)
The Pirates were a 9-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 9-1 loss against St. Louis on Thursday, as A.J. Burnett wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis's No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.86 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 20 and scoring 3.91 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.23 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.32 per nine innings).
Pittsburgh brings the No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 5-ranked defense.
A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, October 6th