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

St. Louis Cardinals


Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, May 09, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The St. Louis Cardinals will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Friday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Francisco Liriano will take the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and he'll carry a 0-3 record into the contest. Michael Wacha gets the ball for the St. Louis Cardinals; he's 2-3 so far this season.

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

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -105 on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at BetDSI.

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Computer Prediction: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.3-3.4 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

14-20 Pittsburgh battles the Cardinals, currently with a 18-17 mark. 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. 26 and the St. Louis Cardinals sitting 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. 21-rated batting order, averaging 3.94 runs per nine innings, against the No. 27 lineup of the St. Louis Cardinals at 3.63 runs per outing.

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.83 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.35 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 7-1 winner as they battled the Braves on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Cardinals grabbed a win last time out, defeating Mike Minor and the Braves 7-1 on Wednesday at Turner Field.

Pittsburgh was a 4-3 winner in its last match at home against the Giants. They won as -131 favorites, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tim Lincecum and the Giants 4-3 on Wednesday at PNC Park.

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis's last 11 games on the road
St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

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St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Saturday, May 10th