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St. Louis sends Shelby Miller vs Jeff Locke in Cardinals vs Pirates game

Pittsburgh PiratesSt. Louis Cardinals
April 28, 2:15 PM | GrassBusch Stadium

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds

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The St. Louis Cardinals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Busch Stadium on Sunday.

St. Louis hands the ball to starter Shelby Miller in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-1 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Jeff Locke, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cardinals bats at the same time.

View Pittsburgh vs St Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as +-178 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 2-rated Cardinals and the league No. 5-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, St. Louis owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.5 per game. By contrast, the Pirates are rated No. 14 in the same category at 7.6 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and St. Louis has the National League's No. 2-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the National League's No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Pittsburgh was a 5-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Cardinals. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of OVER bettors. The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Jake Westbrook and the Cardinals 5-3 on Saturday at Busch Stadium.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of St. Louis' last 12 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis' last 16 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Monday, April 29
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, April 29