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Road Team is Dominating This Matchup

The Cardinals have been the best road team in the majors this year and will look to continue that trend against a Pirates team tonight they've owned at PNC Park. St. Louis put up 12 runs last night and have a chance for another big night as they line up opposite Ryan Vogelsong (3-4, 3.56 ERA).

SHARK BITES
  • The visiting team is 8-1 on both the moneyline and runline in the last 9 games in this matchup.
  • The Pirates are 0-7 in their last seven games against their division.
  • The Cardinals are 10-4 in their last 14 games on the road.

Vogelsong has been pretty good since being lifted from the DL but has the potential to be blown up in almost every start he makes as he’s allowed four or more runs in two of the six starts he’s made since recovering from the horrific eye injury he suffered from a comebacker in May.

In his last five starts against the Cardinals, Vogelsong is 1-3 with a 4.60 ERA and has allowed batters to hit .282 off of him.

Luke Weaver (1-2, 3.86 ERA) will make his fifth career start tonight as he goes for just his second win. The rookie has not gotten much run support since being called up but has not allowed more than three runs in a game.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 114 for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.0 result in favor of the Pirates. 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 bring a 67-68 record to the battle against the 72-64 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 14 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at No. 19 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 17-rated offensive output, at 8.76 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.8 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.26 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 17 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals enjoyed a 12-6 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Monday, with A Wainwright throwing 5 innings of 7-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 7th

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