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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Joe Kelly in this one. Righthander Kelly is 6-1 this season with a 2.17 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Kelly with Kris Johnson. Lefthander Johnson has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 7-1 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
St. Louis has lost 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 78-57 SU
Pittsburgh: 79-56 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 16-7 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis at Cincinnati, Monday, September 2
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Monday, September 2