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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Matchup Report

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 25, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

61-68TEAM RECORD67-63

St. Louis will try to be nasty hosts on Thursday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Busch Stadium.

For the Cardinals, Edwin Jackson gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Charlie Morton, 9-6 on the year.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-160 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 6 (Cardinals) and the No. 16 (Pirates) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 4.6 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 14 and scoring 3.8 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.2 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 10-ranked defense.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-0 winner at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +166 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh threw a shutout at Milwaukee in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Jason Grilli to defeat Milwaukee 2-0 on Wednesday.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 9-4 result against the Dodgers on August 24. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at +148 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals endured a 9-4 loss at the hands of the Dodgers on Wednesday, with Jaime Garcia throwing 5 innings of 9-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games at home
St. Louis is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, August 26

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