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St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds and Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the St. Louis Cardinals invade PNC Park on Saturday.

Chad Kuhl gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 5-8 mark. In the other dugout, Michael Wacha brings a 9-5 ledger to the game for the St. Louis Cardinals as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as of -105 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.9-5.7. 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

58-64 Pittsburgh battles the Cardinals, currently with a 63-59 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Pirates, most recently No. 24 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the St. Louis Cardinals, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27-rated offense, averaging 4.25 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 7 at 4.32 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.38 hits per game so far, less than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.85 hits per game).

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

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis rolled to a 11-10 win against Pittsburgh on Friday, as C Martinez and the Cardinals' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
  • St. Louis is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • St. Louis is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis's last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, August 20th