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St. Louis Sends Shelby Miller vs Edinson Volquez in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cardinals Game

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

St. Louis Cardinals
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:45 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 75-63 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on this Wednesday; he's 11-7 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Shelby Miller, who will be looking to improve on his 8-9 mark.

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

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -117 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-4 win for the Pirates. A 4.1-4 result in favor of the Pirates 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 sport a record of 75-63 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 71-67 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 sit at No. 11 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 10 at 8.75 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 17 ranking in that category.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 12-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -152 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates endured a 6-4 loss at the hands of the Cardinals on Tuesday, with Jeff Locke throwing 3 innings of 4-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Friday, September 5th
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Thursday, September 4th

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