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Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
July 1, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The visiting Pirates hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to steal a win at Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Erik Bedard to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 4-8. Getting the ball for the Cardinals is Jake Westbrook, who owns a 6-6 record on the season with a 3.77 ERA.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Cardinals as -165 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 9 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Cardinals sit at No. 2 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pirates sit at a National League No. 12 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 2 ranked National League offense (5 runs per game) against a Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the National League at 3.7 runs allowed per game. The Cardinals have been averaging 9.6 hits per game, more than the Pirates have managed so far this season (7.8 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.7 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 4 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 7-3 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +173 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 7-3 win against St. Louis on Saturday, as Jeffrey Karstens and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 11 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Houston, Monday, July 2
St. Louis home to Colorado, Monday, July 2

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