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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

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Aug 28, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

71-57TEAM RECORD68-60

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Tuesday in baseball odds action.

Jake Westbrook, with a record of 13-9 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Pirates trot James McDonald to the mound in this one. He is 11-6 so far in 2012.

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Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as +110 underdogs. The total was set at 8.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 13 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8.2 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.7 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

St. Louis brings the National League's No. 5-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 7-ranked defense.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on St. Louis at -122 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cardinals enjoyed a 4-3 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Monday, with Kyle Lohse throwing 5 innings of 5-hit ball at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 29

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