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Pirates open as moneyline underdog vs Cardinals

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
Aug 13, 8:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

70-47TEAM RECORD67-50

Pittsburgh pays a visit to St. Louis on Tuesday, hoping to shut down the Cardinals bats in baseball action at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals will rely on Adam Wainwright to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Charlie Morton will be his counterpart for the Pirates. Adam Wainwright is 13-7 this season, and Charlie Morton is 4-3.

View Pittsburgh vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The moneyline was hovering in the range of -180 for the Cardinals in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7.5 at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 1-rated Cardinals and the league No. 6-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has the National League's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 9.4 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the National League list.

Pittsburgh brings the National League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals' league No. 4-ranked defense.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 loser on the road against the Rockies. Bettors on Colorado at +109 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Rockies, who beat them 3-2 on Sunday behind a start from Chad Bettis at Coors Field.

St. Louis was an 8-4 winner in its last match at home against the Cubs. They won as -160 favorites, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cardinals enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Cubs on Sunday, with Joe Kelly throwing 5 1/3 innings of 5-hit ball at Busch Stadium.

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

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

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis' last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis' last 12 games
St. Louis is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Wednesday, August 14