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Pittsburgh Pirates Host St. Louis Cardinals in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to PNC Park.

Lance Lynn, with a record of 6-4 on the season, gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Gerrit Cole to the mound in this one. He is 12-3 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates were listed as -141 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 6.5 earlier at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.8 win for the Cardinals. A 4.2-3.8 result in favor of the Cardinals is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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

50-35 Pittsburgh battles the Cardinals, currently with a 56-30 mark. 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. 19-rated Pittsburgh Pirates and the league No. 4-ranked St. Louis Cardinals, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 19 ranked offense (3.99 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 1 at 2.87 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.82 hits per game, more than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.71 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, St. Louis owns the No. 1-rated road mark, allowing 3.07 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 20 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 4-1 final on Thursday in support of C Martinez at PNC Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Saturday, July 11th