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Michael Wacha Cardinals at Home vs Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Clash

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates dueling the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at New Busch Stadium.

For the St. Louis Cardinals, Michael Wacha gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Gerrit Cole, 1-1 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -127 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.9-1.7 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 5-9 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 6-8 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 27 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 29 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 6.64 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 7.93 hits per game, good for No. 19 on the list.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 25-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-15-1 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to New York, Friday, April 21st
St. Louis at Milwaukee, Thursday, April 20th