Pirates vs. Cards on Sunday Night MLB
Shelby Miller is the probable starting pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night as they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh in MLB betting action at the online sportsbooks.
Miller is 4-2 with a 3.20 ERA on the season, but he's just 1-5 with a 4.91 ERA over his six career starts against the Pirates. Charlie Morton gets the ball for Pittsburgh on Sunday; Morton is 0-4 with a 3.45 ERA so far on the season.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line
Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as favorites of -112 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.
Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick
Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.5 win for the Cardinals. A 4.2-3.5 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
16-20 Pittsburgh battles the Cardinals, currently with a 18-19 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 26 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 8.
How St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup
The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 18-rated offense, averaging 4 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.24 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, more than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.46 hits per game).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 17-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, St. Louis was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis suffered a 4-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Saturday, as Lance Lynn wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends
St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 20 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Next Betting Matchups
St. Louis home to Chicago, Monday, May 12th
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Tuesday, May 13th