Pittsburgh Pirates Face the St. Louis Cardinals Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, April 25, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 12-11 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Shelby Miller in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 122 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4-3.4 victory for the Cardinals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals bring a 12-11 record to the battle against the 9-14 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 5 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 13.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 22 ranking for hits at 8.13 per game. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rated No. 25 in the same category at 7.96 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.11 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-1 loser at home against the Reds. Bettors on Cincinnati at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 2-1 to Cincinnati on Thursday at PNC Park.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-1 loser on the road against the Mets. Bettors on New York at +120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to New York on Thursday at Citi Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Saturday, April 26th

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