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Baseball Matchup - Pittsburgh Pirates St. Louis Cardinals Odds Preview

St. Louis Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates
3-2 April 06, 2014, 01:35 PM | PNC Park 3-2

Baseball bettors look for value at PNC Park on Sunday as host Pittsburgh battles the St. Louis Cardinals in baseball odds action.

The Pirates will rely on Edinson Volquez to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Adam Wainwright will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. Edinson Volquez is 0-0 this season, and Adam Wainwright is 1-0.View St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Those going with the Pirates in this one found them listed as moneyline underdogs of 143 at TopBet for Sunday's contest. The total was hovering near 7 at Bovada.

This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 10 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a No. 2 in the latest survey.

St. Louis was a 6-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park behind starter Joe Kelly.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cardinals rank No. 27 at 6.6 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 16 ranking in that category.

St. Louis brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 5-ranked defense.

Next up:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, April 7th
Pittsburgh at Chicago, Tuesday, April 8th