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St. Louis Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with Odds and Betting Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the St. Louis Cardinals arrive at PNC Park on Monday.

J.A. Happ gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 10-8 mark. In the other dugout, Lance Lynn brings a 12-10 ledger to the game for the St. Louis Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Baseball betting odds makers, including BetOnline, opened the Pittsburgh Pirates as -120 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under total bettors saw the number open at 7.5 at shops such as Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5-4.3 win for the Pirates on Monday. 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 95-61 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 98-58 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 8 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 12 ranked offense (4.34 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 3.23 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 9.11 hits per game, more than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.63 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Milwaukee on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

J Arrieta shut down the Pirates in their last game, striking out 9 in a 4-0 shutout over Pittsburgh in baseball action at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 29th

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