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Kevin Correia vs Adam Wainwright matchup featured in MLB action

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
June 29, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Busch Stadium on Friday.

The match puts starter Kevin Correia for the Pirates on the hill facing Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals. Correia brings a 3-6 mark to the game, while Wainwright is 6-7 to date on the season.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Cardinals as -200 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 8 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the National League No. 2-ranked Cardinals and the National League No. 12-rated Pirates in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Louis' National League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5 runs per game, against a Pirates offense rated No. 15 and scoring 3.6 runs per game in the league. The Cardinals have averaged 9.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.6 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.7 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the National League at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Kyle Kendrick and the Phillies 5-4 on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Marlins on June 27. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. St. Louis suffered a 5-3 loss against Miami on Wednesday, as Joe Kelly wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Marlins Park.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis' last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Saturday, June 30