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St. Louis Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with Odds and Betting Pick

The St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to Pittsburgh on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball betting action at PNC Park.

Jameson Taillon will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a record into the contest. Lance Lynn gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals; he's 7-6 so far this season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as underdogs of 118 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-3.5 victory 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 43-47 record to the battle against the 43-46 Cardinals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 11 and the St. Louis Cardinals at No. 5 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 24 ranked offense (4.26 runs per game) against a St. Louis Cardinals defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 8 at 4.43 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.22 hits per game, less than the St. Louis Cardinals have managed so far this season (8.57 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cardinals own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

St. Louis suffered a 5-2 loss against Pittsburgh on Friday, as M Leake wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 16th