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MLB Betting Line Favors the St. Louis Cardinals over the Pittsburgh Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals


Pittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, May 10, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates battle the visiting St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Lance Lynn, with a record of 4-1 on the season, gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Edinson Volquez to the mound in this one. He is 1-3 so far in 2014.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as -101 underdogs on the MLB money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was 7.5 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.5 win for the Cardinals. A 4.2-3.5 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 15-20 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 18-18 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Pittsburgh is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Louis is at No. 8.

How St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 19-rated batting order, averaging 4 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 lineup of the St. Louis Cardinals at 3.64 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with St. Louis's No. 2-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, St. Louis was a 6-4 loser on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +110 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. St. Louis looks to rebound from a loss to the Pirates, who beat them 6-4 on Friday behind a start from Francisco Liriano at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
St. Louis is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Louis's last 19 games on the road
St. Louis is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, May 11th