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Pittsburgh Pirates visit St. Louis Cardinals 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 Tuesday at Busch Stadium.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Mike Leake to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Steven Brault will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mike Leake is 5-6 this season, and Steven Brault is 0-0.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -147 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.2 win for the Pirates on Tuesday. 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

43-38 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 42-41 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Cardinals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 25.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.21 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 19 at 4.67 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 9.01 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (9.18 hits per game).

St. Louis owns the No. 9 defense, allowing 5.21 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 19-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cardinals, a 4-2 final on Monday in support of J Niese at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games at home
  • St. Louis is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Wednesday, July 6th