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Pittsburgh Pirates host St. Louis Cardinals in baseball action

St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
July 24, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

53-47TEAM RECORD51-47

Pittsburgh will look to improve on its 51-47 record when take on St. Louis, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Sunday.

The match puts starter Kyle Lohse for the Cardinals on the hill facing Charlie Morton for the Pirates. Lohse brings a 8-7 mark to the game, while Morton is 8-5 to date on the season.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 12 in the current National League Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 7 in the National League.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 9 mark in runs allowed.

St. Louis was a 9-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as -134 favorites, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. St. Louis rolled to a 9-1 win against Pittsburgh on Saturday, as Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Houston are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Atlanta are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis home to Houston, Monday, July 25
Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Monday, July 25

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