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Moneyline Favors St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Battle with Pittsburgh Pirates

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to pick up a win at New Busch Stadium against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Chad Kuhl, with a record of 7-10 on the season, gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, while the St. Louis Cardinals trot Carlos Martinez to the mound in this one. He is 11-10 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup found them as -202 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.5-2.6 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

St. Louis (73-68) will face the 67-75 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the St. Louis Cardinals rated this week at No. 12 and the Pittsburgh Pirates sitting at No. 26.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 25 at 8.3 hits per game. That compares with the St. Louis Cardinals No. 14 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 13 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-1 to St. Louis on Friday at New Busch Stadium.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Sunday, September 10th