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MLB betting line favors Cardinals over Pirates

St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Sep 13, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

79-68TEAM RECORD67-80

Pittsburgh will look to improve on its 67-80 record when take on St. Louis, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Tuesday.

Jeff Karstens will take the mound for Pittsburgh, and he'll carry a 8-7 record into the contest. Chris Carpenter gets the ball for St. Louis; he's 9-9 so far this season.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Pirates as +150 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 16 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 6.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.5 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-5 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +130 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-5 to Pittsburgh on Monday at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 22 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 14

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