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The Cardinals are coming off being swept by the Atlanta braves, but they are still holding onto first place in the NL Central with a slight 1.5 game lead over the Pirates.

Venue/ Stadium: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Time/Date: 7:05 PM EST Monday, July 29, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Cardinals +136 / Pirates -146
Over/Under:  7 runs

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Pittsburgh is 5-5 in their last 10 games and can move into first place in the division with a strong showing in their 5-game home series against St. Louis. MLB lines have the Pirates as the home favorite with a total of 7 runs.

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In their last games the Cardinals lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-2 and the Pirates lost to the Miami Marlins 3-2.

On the season the Cardinals have an Over/Under record of 50-49 and a run-line W/L record of 44-57 and the Pirates have an Over/Under record of 63-40 and a run-line W/L record of 27-18.

This season the Pirates are 32-18 at home and the Cardinals are 30-23 on the road.

The Cardinals have lost 5 of their last 7 games facing the Pirates.

Jake Westbrook (7-4 2.95 ERA) goes for the Cardinals tonight and in his last start he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings in a win over the Philadelphia Phillies.


For the Pirates Francisco Liriano (10-4 2.23 ERA) gets the starting nod and in his last outing he was solid not giving up any earned runs in 7 innings in a win over the Washington Nationals.

Westbrook will be going for his 3rd straight win tonight, but he has not fared well against the Pirates in Pittsburgh where he is 0-5 with an ERA of 7.24 as a starter.

Liriano will only be making his 2nd career start against the Cardinals and the first time he faced them was back in 2009 when he was with the Minnesota Twins.

St. Louis’ Carlos Beltran is 3 for 23 in his last 6 games.

The Cardinals’ offense struggled in the sweep to the Braves where they only scored 3 runs in 3 games.

In some betting trends for this NL Central match up the Cardinals are 6-4 in their last 10 overall, 5-2 in Westbrook’s last 7 starts, and they have an Under record of 4-0 in their last 4 games.

The Pirates are 21-6 in their last 27 games as a home favorite, 5-1 in Liriano’s last 6 starts, and they have an Under record of 13-5 in their last 18 games.

In 4 of the last 5 games between these 2 teams the total has gone Over 4 times.

Jason’s Pick: Westbrook will not get tagged up tonight, but the Pirates will win this Game 1 in a low scoring affair.

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