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

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 72-40 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Michael Wacha in this one and he'll try to improve on his 13-4 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the St. Louis Cardinals as -119 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 4.9-4.1. 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

72-40 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 65-45 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 7 (St. Louis Cardinals) and the No. 18 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis Cardinals No. 19 ranked offense (3.96 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 at 3.69 runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have been averaging 8.65 hits per game, less than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.97 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh suffered a 4-3 loss against St. Louis on Tuesday, as J Locke wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
  • St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Louis's last 17 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Thursday, August 13th