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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be gunning for a victory on Tuesday when they meet at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Charlie Morton in this game. Morton has a 4-3 record and a 3.88 ERA this season.

Morton's opponent in this one will be Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals righthander has a 2.66 ERA to go along with a 13-7 record this season.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

St. Louis was an 8-4 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -160 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 70-47 SU
St. Louis: 67-50 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Colorado are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 12 games
St. Louis is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 14