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

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals battle on Saturday at Busch Stadium as the Cardinals try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

The match puts starter Chad Kuhl for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Michael Wacha for the St. Louis Cardinals. Kuhl brings a 5-4 mark to the game, while Wacha is 7-7 to date on the season.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.4 result in favor of 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 84-76 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 78-81 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 25 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 8.68 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.81 hits per game, good for No. 12 on the list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 13-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.52 runs per game. St. Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 at home, scoring 4.32 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the St. Louis staff and losing 7-0 to the Cardinals on Friday at Busch Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of St. Louis's last 21 games
  • St. Louis is 6-19 ATS in its last 25 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Louis's last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, October 2nd

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