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St. Louis Cardinals Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Carlos Martinez gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday; he's 3-0 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Vance Worley, who will be looking to improve on his 2-2 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -109 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.2-3.7 result in favor of the Cardinals. 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

Pittsburgh (13-16) will face the 22-7 Cardinals in this tilt. 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. 13 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 25-ranked scoring average of 3.66 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4.62 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 7.97 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.48 per nine innings).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis overcame a dynamite 10-strikeout performance against Francisco Liriano last time out, emerging with a 8-5 win against Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 10th

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