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St. Louis Cardinals Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Saturday, May 02, 2015 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter John Lackey in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-1 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Francisco Liriano, 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

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the St. Louis Cardinals as -121 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-3.9 result in favor of 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 (16-6) will face the 12-11 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 2 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 11 heading into this contest.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Match Up

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.27 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.91 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.27 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.61 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 1-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost a tight one on Friday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 2-1 score against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
St. Louis is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, May 3rd

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