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Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the St. Louis Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, May 03, 2015 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday in MLB betting odds action at Busch Stadium.

For the St. Louis Cardinals, Michael Wacha gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Vance Worley, 2-2 on the year.

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 152 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Sunday over at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.8 win for the Cardinals. A 4.6-3.8 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 17-6 record to the battle against the 12-12 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 11 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Match Up

On offense, it's a battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.17 runs per nine innings, against the No. 24 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 3.79 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 2.86 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost in extra innings against the Cardinals on Saturday as St. Louis edged them 2-1 at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of St. Louis's last 23 games at home
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Cincinnati, Tuesday, May 5th
St. Louis home to Chicago, Monday, May 4th

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