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Jeff Karstens vs Kyle Lohse matchup featured in MLB action

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 28, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to grab a road win when they take on the Cardinals in St. Louis at Busch Stadium on Sunday in baseball odds action.

It's a pitching duel between Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals (11-8 on the year) and Jeff Karstens for Pittsburgh (8-6 so far).

View Pittsburgh vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-155 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Cardinals) and the No. 16 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 11 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 4.3 runs per game.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 7-0 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +225 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Brad Lincoln chucked 6 shutout innings at the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 4 in a 7-0 win against St. Louis in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Houston are 9-1
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
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 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Houston, Monday, August 29
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Tuesday, August 30

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