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Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
June 30, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Jeff Karstens to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 0-2. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Lance Lynn, who owns a 10-3 record on the season with a 3.23 ERA.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Cardinals in this one will find them as -210 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 9 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Cardinals) and the No. 12 (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 5 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.8 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 7-ranked defense.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 14-5 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +182 were rewarded, while the 19 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 14-5 victory over St. Louis on Friday at Busch Stadium behind starter Kevin Correia.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, July 1

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