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The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at PNC Park.
Adam Wainwright will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Wainwright is 13-6 this season with a 2.51 ERA.
The Pirates will counter Wainwright with Jeff Locke. Lefthander Locke has a 2.14 ERA to go along with a 9-3 record this season.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
St. Louis has lost 6 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.
St. Louis: 62-43 SU
Pittsburgh: 64-42 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Thursday, August 1