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St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds and Pick

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting St. Louis Cardinals dueling the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.

The match puts starter John Lackey for the St. Louis Cardinals on the hill facing A.J. Burnett for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lackey brings a 7-5 mark to the game, while Burnett is 7-3 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting St. Louis Cardinals were 112 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 6.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.9 result in favor of the Cardinals. 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 51-35 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 56-31 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 19 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 4.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 17-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the No. 20 line up of the St. Louis Cardinals at 3.97 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 1-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals endured a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, with L Lynn throwing 4 innings of 9-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 12th