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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

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April 17, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds


MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs St. Louis battle on Wednesday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Pirates will rely on AJ Burnett to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Shelby Miller will be his counterpart for the Cardinals. AJ Burnett is 0-2 this season, and Shelby Miller is 2-0.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this matchup found them as -105 favorites on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 1-rated Cardinals taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Pirates in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has the National League's No. 12-rated offensive output, at 6.8 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.3 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the National League list.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the National League's No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 10 in scoring at home.

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
St. Louis5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games ,when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games ,when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Thursday, April 18
Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Thursday, April 18