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Pittsburgh Pirates Host St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates host St. Louis on Saturday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 32-29 mark against the 33-28 Cardinals in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

It's a pitching duel between Francisco Liriano for the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-5 on the year) and Carlos Martinez for St. Louis Cardinals (6-5 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a -110 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-3.8 win for the Cardinals on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

32-29 Pittsburgh battles the Cardinals, currently with a 33-28 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 11 (St. Louis Cardinals) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 6-rated offense, averaging 4.85 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.46 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 9.62 hits per game so far, more than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.28 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.37 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis won a close affair on Friday in their last outing, defeating Pittsburgh 9-3 in extra innings at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 12th

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