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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.

Righthander Joe Kelly will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Kelly is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Francisco Liriano. The lefthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 12-2 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -116 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Team records:
St. Louis: 2-2 SU
Pittsburgh: 3-1 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Sunday, April 6