Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds
The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between St. Louis and Pittsburgh on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.
St. Louis hands the ball to starter Jake Westbrook in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with AJ Burnett, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.
The Pirates were listed as +-133 underdogs 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.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 5-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 2-rated Cardinals in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 7.5 hits per game. That compares with St. Louis’s No. 4 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 1 in the National League at home, scoring 5.9 runs per game.
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 -188 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-1 to St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium.
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, April 28