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UNDERs Galore When Cardinals and Pirates Do Battle

The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are both mired in losing streaks at the moment but a win on the diamond Thursday could go a long way to getting either squad back on track ahead of the playoff push. Sportsbooks opened the Cards as +125 road underdogs with a total of 8.5.

Shark Bites
  • The Cardinals are 1-3 SU in their last four games on the road against the Pirates.
  • The total has gone OVER in the Cardinals’ last eight games against right-handed starting pitchers.
  • The Cardinals are 8-3 SU and ATS in their last 11 games.

Adam Wainwright and Jameson Taillon are slated to get the nod for the Cards and Bucs, respectively. Wainwright (12-5, 4.87 ERA) is a very steady 5-0 over his last eight outings for St. Louis, beginning his unbeaten run against the Pirates on June 23.

Taillon (7-5, 4.50) has notched back-to-back quality starts, as the hurler picked up the win with six innings of two-run ball against Toronto in his last time out. He is 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three career starts against the Cards but held them to two runs over six innings on June 23.

UNDER bettors love seeing these teams get together. In the last nine matchups between the Cardinals and Pirates, the UNDER is 7-2.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the oddsboard as moneyline favorites of -120 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.2 win for the Pirates. 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 bring a 58-62 record to the battle against the 61-59 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 3-ranked St. Louis Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 8.31 per game. By contrast, the St. Louis Cardinals are rated No. 12 in the same category at 8.77 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4.62 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 30 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Pittsburgh suffered a 7-6 loss against Milwaukee on Wednesday, as Gerrit Cole wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Miller Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis's last 10 games
  • St. Louis is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Friday, August 18