Moneyline favors Cardinals in battle with Pirates

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April 15, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

7-5TEAM RECORD6-6

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

Pittsburgh sends James McDonald out against Lance Lynn for the Cardinals in this game. McDonald is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA on the season, while Lynn is 1-0 on the year and has a 4.50 ERA.

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Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as 105 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 10 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 11-rated National League offense, averaging 3.3 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 3 in the National League at 3.5 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 6.3 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.2 hits per game).

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 5-ranked defense.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Brewers on April 14. Bettors who backed the Brewers at +145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis lost a tight one on Sunday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 4-3 score against Milwaukee at Busch Stadium.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 10-7 winner at home against the Reds. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (17) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh rolled to a 10-7 win against Cincinnati on Sunday, as P Irwin and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 16