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Charlie Morton faces Edwin Jackson in MLB odds action

St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
Sep 14, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and St. Louis on Wednesday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between Charlie Morton for the Pirates (9-9 on the year) and Edwin Jackson for St. Louis (11-9 so far).

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pirates as +125 underdogs on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 16 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate a National League No. 6 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 14-rated National League offense, averaging 3.8 runs per game, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 10 in the National League at 4.3 in runs allowed per game. The Pirates have averaged 8.1 hits per game so far, less than Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (9.3 hits per game).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 9 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis' National League No. 10-rated defense.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 6-4 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -158 were rewarded, while the 10 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jeffrey Karstens and the Pirates 6-4 on Tuesday at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing LA Dodgers are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Friday, September 16
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, Thursday, September 15