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15-13 (8-6 V) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals 15-14 (8-8 H)
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Locke, LHP vs. Adam Wainwright
MLB Moneyline Odds: St. Louis -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8
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NL Central rivals continue their weekend series as St. Louis and Pittsburgh get set for battle.
The two have already dug themselves holes already with the Chicago Cubs already running away with the division early.
The Pirates have had no problems with their offense led by Andrew McCutchen this season.
The Pirates star OF has 6 homeruns and 12 RBI on this young season. However, his average is at just .229, which is something he’ll need to get up going forward.
The problem for the Pirates has been their pitching, especially on the road. Pittsburgh pitching concedes 5.4 runs per road game, as both the starters and bullpen have let them down.
Looking to keep his good start run going, Jeff Locke takes the hill. Two starts ago Locke turned in a performance of no runs on 5 hits in 6.0 innings of work. He followed that up with a 3 run performance through 7.0 innings. Locke has drastically improved from the beginning of the season as he continues to keep his pitch count down and keep the Pirates in games.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals won 100 games last year and had zero problems with the Pirates and Cubs.
St. Louis ran away with the division and sat back and watch the two battle it out. However, this year will be different for them. The Cardinals will be in a battle and already have a huge hole to fill already 7.0 games back.
Home field was a giant advantage for the Cardinals last year too as they rarely lost inside Busch Stadium However, this season has been a struggle at times, as they are just 8-8 SU.
Looking to take the afternoon affair, the Cards send out Adam Wainwright. He has struggled this year as he is just 2-3 with an inflated ERA that sits at 6.68 on the year. He has right the ship after an 0-3 start though, winning his last two outings. Wainwright has allowed 7 runs total, but has been back and able to settle in thanks to 21 runs of support from his offense. Wainwright lost opening day to the Pirates by allowing 3 runs, in a 4-1 loss.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-1 in PIT last 11 Sat. games.
- Over is 9-2 in PIT last 11 road games.
- Over is 17-5 in PIT last 22 overall.
- Over is 8-3-2 in STL last 13 overall.
- Over is 8-3-2 in STL last 13 on grass.
- STL are 89-42 in their last 131 home games.
- STL are 7-3 in Wainwrights last 10 starts vs. PIT.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Wainwright and Locke have both improved from their bad starts this season.
They’ve been able to get deep into games and keep their teams in it.
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Both pitchers have been able to settle in their past starts. Look for them to do that here as this is a lower scoring game, especially with it coming after a night game.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 3- Pittsburgh 2
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