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Pittsburgh Pirates Home to the St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Betting Odds Action

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to pick up a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Francisco Liriano gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Adam Wainwright brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the St. Louis Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -110 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 6.5 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.6-2.8 win for the Pirates on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 98-65 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 101-65 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 6-rated St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 9.02 hits per game. The St. Louis Cardinals average 8.51 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals were saddled with a loss last time out in J Lackey's start, as they lost 6-4 against Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by J Arrieta in a losing cause, 4-0, against Chicago on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 5th