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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Pick and Odds Preview

Pittsburgh Pirates


St. Louis Cardinals
Monday, September 01, 2014 2:15 PM ET
Busch Stadium

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Busch Stadium on Monday as the host St. Louis Cardinals battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball betting odds action.

The match puts starter Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Lance Lynn for the St. Louis Cardinals. Cole brings a 7-4 mark to the game, while Lynn is 14-8 to date on the season.

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

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates before the first pitch in this match found them as 114-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7 earlier at TopBet.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.1-4 win for the Pirates on Monday. 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

73-63 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 71-65 mark. 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. 11 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 20 heading into this contest.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Stats Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. Louis has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.53 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 8.74 hits per game, good for No. 10 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Reds at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Reds at +123 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Pirates endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Reds on Sunday, with Francisco Liriano throwing 7 innings of 5-hit ball at PNC Park.

St. Louis won its last outing, a 9-6 result against the Cubs on August 31. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -188 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (15) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Travis Wood and the Cubs 9-6 on Sunday at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 13 games on the road
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis's last 15 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of St. Louis's last 9 games at home

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