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Pittsburgh Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals with Odds and Betting Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals host Pittsburgh on Sunday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 16-15 mark against the 16-14 Pirates in MLB betting odds action at Busch Stadium.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Michael Wacha in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-2 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

St. Louis was a -118 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.6-2.5 victory for the Cardinals. 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

The St. Louis Cardinals sport a record of 16-15 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 16-14 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 6-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 14-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 1 at 9.97 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 6 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 25-rated road mark, allowing 5.19 runs per game on the highway. St. Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in J Locke's start, as they lost 6-4 against St. Louis on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • St. Louis is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, Monday, May 9th
St. Louis at Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 10th