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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade New Busch Stadium on Friday.

The St. Louis Cardinals will rely on Adam Wainwright to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jameson Taillon will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Adam Wainwright is 7-5 this season, and Jameson Taillon is 3-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 123 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-4.4 win for the Cardinals on Friday. 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

33-38 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 33-40 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 Pirates if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 13.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 23-rated offensive output, at 8.54 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.4 hits per game, good for No. 21 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 11-rated road mark, allowing 4.39 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 26 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Brewers on Thursday, with I Nova throwing 7 innings of 11-hit ball at Miller Park.

St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 5-1 on Thursday behind a start from Aaron Nola at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games
  • St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Saturday, June 24th