Pittsburgh favored by -108 against St. Louis on Sunday
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The visiting Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates will turn to Kris Johnson and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Joe Kelly (6-1) to the hill.
The visitors were -108 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 6-ranked Pirates and the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 8 ranked National League offense (3.9 runs per game) against a Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 5 in the National League at 3.8 runs allowed per game. The Pirates have been averaging 8.4 hits per game, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (9.3 hits on average).
Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.9 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in Lance Lynn's start, as they lost 7-1 against Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.
St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6
A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Monday, September 2
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Monday, September 2