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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 Monday when they battle at PNC Park.

The Cardinals will give the ball to starter Michael Wacha in this one. Righthander Wacha is 3-1 this season with a 2.83 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Charlie Morton. The righthander has a 3.26 ERA to go along with a 7-4 record this season.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-3 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
St. Louis: 97-65 SU
Pittsburgh: 94-68 SU

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

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

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

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Wednesday, October 9