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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet on the field at Busch Stadium on Friday in a battle of division rivals.

The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Jonathan Sanchez in this game. Sanchez has a 0-2 record and a 11.12 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Lance Lynn. The righthander has a 3.68 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 6-4 result against the Phillies on April 25. Bettors who backed the Pirates at +168 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (10) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Nationals on April 24. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at +143 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

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

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 13-9 SU
St. Louis: 13-8 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing Philadelphia are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 8-2
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, April 27