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Pittsburgh Pirates Face the St. Louis Cardinals Friday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates


St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, May 01, 2015 8:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

Busch Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the St. Louis Cardinals and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday.

AJ Burnett gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday; he's 0-1 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Lance Lynn, who will be looking to improve on his 1-2 mark.

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

Those going with the St. Louis Cardinals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -140 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.7-4.1 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

15-6 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 12-10 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 2-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 11-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Match Up

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.38 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 2 at 3.23 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 9.33 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (7.59 hits per game).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 3 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 at home, scoring 5.1 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 8-1 victory over Chicago on Wednesday at Wrigley Field behind starter Gerrit Cole.

St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Phillies, a 9-3 final on Thursday in support of Tim Cooney at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh

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