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MLB BASEBALL

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The division rival St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at PNC Park.

Righthander Jake Westbrook will take the mound for the Cardinals to start this game. Westbrook is 7-4 this season with a 2.95 ERA.

Westbrook's opponent in this one will be Francisco Liriano. The Pirates lefthander has a 2.23 ERA to go along with a 10-4 record this season.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Braves. Bettors on Atlanta at +106 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Marlins. Bettors on Miami at +101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
St. Louis has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
St. Louis: 62-40 SU
Pittsburgh: 61-42 SU

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Atlanta are 0-10
After a loss are 6-4

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Tuesday, July 30