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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, July 09, 2014 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Lance Lynn in this one and he'll try to improve on his 9-6 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Brandon Cumpton, 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

Baseball betting odds makers, including 5Dimes, opened the St. Louis Cardinals as -137 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as BetOnline.

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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 4-3.8 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

St. Louis (49-42) will face the 47-43 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 9.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 29-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.84 hits per game, good for No. 9 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 14-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.17 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.02 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -109 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Cardinals, who beat them 5-4 on Tuesday behind a start from Carlos Martinez at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

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

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