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MLB Odds with Pick - St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates

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

Jonathon Niese gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 6-2 mark. In the other dugout, Mike Leake brings a 4-4 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 underdogs of 115 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.5-3.6 victory for 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

Pittsburgh (32-30) will face the 34-28 Cardinals in this tilt. 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. 12 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 6-ranked scoring average of 4.79 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.52 runs per game. The Pirates have averaged 9.56 hits per game to date this season, more than the Cardinals hitters have managed (9.26 per nine innings).

St. Louis brings the No. 17-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 21-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating F Liriano and the Pirates 5-1 on Saturday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 7 games
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of St. Louis's last 24 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Houston, Tuesday, June 14th
Pittsburgh at New York, Tuesday, June 14th