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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

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 Thursday.

Righthander AJ Burnett will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Burnett is 5-8 this season with a 2.95 ERA.

It'll be Lance Lynn toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Lynn is 13-6 with a 3.79 ERA so far this season.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +111 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 71-48 SU
St. Louis: 68-51 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 15 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis's last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Arizona, Friday, August 16
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Friday, August 16