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

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

Tyler Glasnow 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 Carlos Martinez, who will be looking to improve on his 15-9 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates before the first pitch in this match found them as 179 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cardinals to win this game 5.0-4.9. 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 83-76 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 78-80 on the season 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. 25 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 14.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Louis Cardinals No. 5-rated offense, averaging 4.77 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 21 at 4.64 in runs allowed per game. The St. Louis Cardinals have averaged 8.69 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.83 hits per game).

Pittsburgh brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cardinals's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 1-1 victory over Chicago on Thursday at PNC Park behind starter I Nova.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of St. Louis's last 20 games
  • St. Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Saturday, October 1st