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Pittsburgh sends AJ Burnett vs Kyle Lohse in Pirates vs Cardinals game

St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Aug 27, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

70-57TEAM RECORD68-59

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

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one and he'll try to improve on his 15-4 mark on the year. St. Louis counters with Kyle Lohse, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Pirates as +105 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open 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. 4.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 1 in the National League at 9.7 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.1 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.8 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were an 8-2 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -129 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in an 8-2 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Adam Wainwright.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 7-0 loser as they battled the Brewers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Brewers at +122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Mark Rogers shut down the Pirates in their last game, striking out 5 in a 7-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in baseball action at PNC Park.

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

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

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, August 28

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