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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The St. Louis Cardinals will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

St. Louis sends Adam Wainwright out against Jeff Locke for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this game. Wainwright is 2-3 with a 6.68 ERA on the season, while Locke is 1-2 on the year and has a 4.72 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, St. Louis sat as -143 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.8-2.8 win for the Cardinals on Saturday. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 15-15 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 16-13 on the season 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 Cardinals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 6 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 9.3 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 9.93 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.13 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 at home, scoring 4.71 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from F Liriano - will prevail again after their 4-2 victory against St. Louis at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • St. Louis is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, May 8th

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