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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Thursday when they meet at PNC Park.
The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Joe Kelly in this one. Righthander Kelly is 1-1 this season with a 2.31 ERA.
Starting this game for the Pirates will be Charlie Morton. The righthander has a 3.59 ERA to go along with a 3-2 record this season.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Pirates on July 31. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis has lost 7 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 4 straight games.
St. Louis: 62-44 SU
Pittsburgh: 65-42 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 3-7
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 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 13 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Friday, August 2
Pittsburgh home to Colorado, Friday, August 2