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Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds and Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to improve on a 43-38 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Monday.

St. Louis sends Carlos Martinez out against Jonathon Niese for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this game. Martinez is 7-5 with a 2.83 ERA on the season, while Niese is 6-6 on the year and has a 5.07 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the MLB moneyline for this betting odds matchup, St. Louis sat as -168 favorites earlier in the day at Bovada. The over/under total was set at 8, according to MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.4 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

St. Louis (43-38) will face the 41-41 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the St. Louis Cardinals, most recently No. 7 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.25 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.65 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 9.01 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (9.16 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 20-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.8 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.49 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates enjoyed a 6-3 victory at the expense of the Athletics on Sunday, with F Liriano throwing 5 innings of 6-hit ball at O.co Coliseum.

St. Louis got the job done in their last match in a 9-8 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Busch Stadium behind starter M Wacha.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home
  • St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

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