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

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals pay a visit to PNC Park.

John Gant gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday; he's 0-0 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Jameson Taillon, who will be looking to improve on his 7-7 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the St. Louis Cardinals listed as underdogs of 106 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 formulas pick a 4.1-3.8 win for the Cardinals on Sunday. 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 70-85 heading into this matchup, while the St. Louis Cardinals sit at 81-73 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs St. Louis injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 3-rated St. Louis Cardinals in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 28-rated offense, averaging 4.06 runs per game, against a St. Louis Cardinals defense that ranks No. 7 at 4.29 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.21 hits per game so far, less than St. Louis Cardinals batters have averaged on the year (8.78 hits per game).

Defensively, St. Louis features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.63 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 28 at home, scoring 3.97 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals endured a 11-6 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Saturday, with L Lynn throwing 0.2 innings of 6-hit ball at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 5 games
  • St. Louis is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games
  • Pittsburgh is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Louis home to Chicago, Monday, September 25th
Pittsburgh home to Baltimore, Tuesday, September 26th