MLB Baseball - Preview
The fans at Busch Stadium will be treated to a game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals when they take their seats on Saturday.
The Pirates will trot Jeff Locke out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Locke has a 9-4 record and a 3.22 ERA this season.
Locke's opponent in this one will be Adam Wainwright. The Cardinals righthander has a 3.14 ERA to go along with a 15-9 record this season.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 12-8 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -110 were rewarded, while the 20 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 81-59 SU
St. Louis: 81-60 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 8