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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Preview

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 18, 4:05 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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MLB wagering interest swings to the St. Louis vs Pittsburgh battle on Saturday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

St. Louis sends Lance Lynn out against Erik Bedard for the Pirates in this game. Lynn is 13-5 with a 3.65 ERA on the season, while Bedard is 7-12 on the year and has a 4.56 ERA.

View Pittsburgh vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pirates listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 6-rated Cardinals and the league No. 12-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 1 ranking for hits in the National League at 9.5 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5 runs per game.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Cardinals on August 17. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals 2-1 on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games
St. Louis is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, August 19

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