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Pittsburgh Pirates home to Cardinals in baseball betting action

St. Louis Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates
2-2 April 05, 2014, 07:05 PM | PNC Park 3-1

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to grab a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Saturday in baseball odds action.

Joe Kelly, with a record of 0-0 on the season, gets the ball for the Cardinals, while the Pirates trot Francisco Liriano to the mound in this one. He is 0-0 so far in 2014. View St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pirates as -151 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

The Pirates sit at No. 10 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 12-2 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -116 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. St. Louis got the wrong end of the stick in their last game on Friday, suffering a 12-2 humiliation against Pittsburgh.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 12 ranking for hits at 9 per game. By contrast, the Cardinals are rated No. 27 in the same category at 6.25 per game.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.75 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 20-rated defense.

Next up:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 6th