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Cardinals visit Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB clash

St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
July 31, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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

Adam Wainwright, with a record of 13-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Pirates trot Jeff Locke to the mound in this one. He is 9-3 so far in 2013.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pirates as -108 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 5 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at a National League No. 1 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Cardinals offense rated No. 1 and scoring 4.8 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.3 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 4-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-0 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +108 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Brandon Cumpton shut down the Cardinals in their last game, striking out 5 in a 6-0 shutout over St. Louis in baseball action at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Thursday, August 1