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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Busch Stadium.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one. Righthander Burnett is 7-9 this season with a 3.09 ERA.

Burnett's opponent in this one will be Joe Kelly. The Cardinals righthander has a 2.11 ERA to go along with a 7-1 record this season.

The Pirates were a 9-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Brewers. That made winners of bettors who got Milwaukee at +141 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-2 loser as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at -152 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 81-58 SU
St. Louis: 80-60 SU

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

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 7