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St. Louis Cardinals Host Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Baseball Betting Action

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Thursday, July 10, 2014 7:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 50-42 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

St. Louis sends Shelby Miller out against Edinson Volquez for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this game. Miller is 7-7 with a 4.15 ERA on the season, while Volquez is 7-6 on the year and has a 3.88 ERA.

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

St. Louis was a -135 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Bovada pick an opening over under number of 8.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-3.8 win for the Cardinals on Thursday. 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 sport a record of 50-42 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 47-44 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 20-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 9-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 28 ranked offense (3.7 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 15 at 4.12 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.46 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.81 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.19 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -131 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh suffered a 5-2 loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, as Brandon Cumpton wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of St. Louis's last 25 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of St. Louis's last 16 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Friday, July 11th
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Friday, July 11th

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