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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
The Cardinals will trot Shelby Miller out to the mound in this one. Righthander Miller has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Miller with Gerrit Cole. Righthander Cole has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 7-6 winner as they battled the Reds on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -104 were rewarded, while the 13 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Cubs on April 3. Bettors who backed the Cubs at +149 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
St. Louis: 2-1 SU
Pittsburgh: 2-1 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Saturday, April 5