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Jonathan Sanchez out to silence Cardinals bats in MLB contest

St. Louis CardinalsPittsburgh Pirates
April 16, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds


A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting St. Louis duelling Pittsburgh on Tuesday at PNC Park.

Jonathan Sanchez will take the mound for Pittsburgh, and he'll carry a 0-2 record into the contest. Jake Westbrook gets the ball for St. Louis; he's 1-1 so far this season.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors were 133 moneyline favorites in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 10 (Pirates) and the No. 1 (Cardinals) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the National League at 6.8 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 4 in the same category at 9.3 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 9-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 10-6 result against the Pirates on April 15. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -117 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (16) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating James McDonald and the Pirates 10-6 on Monday at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis' last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 17