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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Betting Matchup Report

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April 22, 1:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds


The Pittsburgh Pirates host St. Louis on Sunday, looking to build on their 6-8 mark against the 10-5 Cardinals in MLB betting action at PNC Park.

Kyle Lohse gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cardinals on this day; he's 2-0 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Erik Bedard, who will be looking to improve on his 0-3 mark.

View St Louis vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting St. Louis before the first pitch in this match will find them as 130-moneyline favorites. They will see an opening total of 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 14 in the National League and the Cardinals at No. 11 in the National League heading into 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. 16-rated offensive output, at 6.5 hits per game. The Cardinals average 9.8 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the National League list.

Defensively, St. Louis features the National League's No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.7 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 in the National League at home, scoring 2 runs per game.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +126 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. St. Louis didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by A.J. Burnett in a losing cause, 2-0, against Pittsburgh on Saturday.

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 3-7

A few Cardinals at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis

Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Monday, April 23
Pittsburgh home to Colorado, Monday, April 23