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Trevor Williams, Luke Weaver Take Mound in Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Tilt

The St. Louis Cardinals battle the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday in MLB betting odds action at New Busch Stadium.

Trevor Williams gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday; he's 6-7 on the season. The St. Louis Cardinals, meanwhile, will counter with Luke Weaver, who will be looking to improve on his 4-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as 163 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.5-2.2 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

72-68 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 67-74 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. 12-rated St. Louis Cardinals and the league No. 26-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 13 ranking for hits at 8.81 per game. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rated No. 27 in the same category at 8.29 per game.

St. Louis owns the No. 7 defense, allowing 4.74 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 13-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were saddled with a loss last time out in Jameson Taillon's start, as they lost 8-2 against Chicago on Thursday at PNC Park.

The Cardinals were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the San Diego staff and losing 3-0 to the Padres on Thursday at PETCO Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Saturday, September 9th