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Sep 12, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

79-67TEAM RECORD66-80

The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and St. Louis on Monday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Pirates will turn to Brad Lincoln and his 1-2 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cardinals send Kyle Lohse (13-8) to the hill.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cardinals were listed as 115 favorites on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 16 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 6.

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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. 14-rated offensive output, at 8.1 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.2 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Braves at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at +103 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis rolled to a 6-3 win against Atlanta on Sunday, as Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates were a 4-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Marlins. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -103 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Sunday, with James McDonald throwing 4 2/3 innings of 5-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing Florida are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 13

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