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The division rival Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are set to renew hostilities on Sunday when they meet at Busch Stadium.
The Pirates will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Charlie Morton in this game. Morton has a 7-3 record and a 3.00 ERA this season.
It'll be Michael Wacha toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Wacha is 1-0 with a 3.45 ERA so far this season.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 5-0 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -160 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh has lost 3 straight games.
St. Louis has won 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh: 81-60 SU
St. Louis: 82-60 SU
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Milwaukee are 7-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 13 of St. Louis's last 18 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Texas, Monday, September 9
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Tuesday, September 10