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St. Louis Cardinals Starter Adam Wainwright Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

Pittsburgh Pirates


St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday, April 27, 2014 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

The St. Louis Cardinals get a visit from the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Edinson Volquez to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-1. Getting the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals is Adam Wainwright, who owns a 4-1 record on the season with a 1.46 ERA.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Pittsburgh Pirates listed as underdogs of 181 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 6.5, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.7-3.5 win for the Cardinals on Sunday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.7-3.5 result in favor of the Cardinals today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 13-12 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 10-15 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 5-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 13-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 28-ranked scoring average of 3.28 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 22 and scoring 3.84 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (7.76 per nine innings).

St. Louis owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 3.28 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 10-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 6-1 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +100 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 6-1 victory over St. Louis on Saturday at Busch Stadium behind starter Francisco Liriano.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Baltimore, Tuesday, April 29th
St. Louis home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 28th