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Pirates vs Cardinals Baseball Odds

One of the reasons the Pirates are in first place in the NL Central is that they have fared well against the Cardinals this season. They are 6-1 in their last 7 games facing them and the last time they faced them in a series they won 4 of 5 games.

Venue/ Stadium: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Time/Date: 8:15 PM EST Tuesday, August 22, 2013
MLB Odds From: BetOnline
Moneyline: Pirates +175 / Cardinals -185
Over/Under:  7.5 runs

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview

Pittsburgh has a 3-game lead over St. Louis in the division. MLB lines have the Cardinals as pretty big home favorites with a run total of 7.5.

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In their last games the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs and the Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies 3-2.

On the season the Pirates have an Over/Under record of 50-63 and a run-line W/L record of 69-48 and the Cardinals have an Over/Under record of 59-55 and a run-line W/L record of 58-59.

This season the Cardinals are 34-22 at home and the Pirates are 29-27 on the road.


The Pirates have won 7 of their last 10 games against he Cardinals in St. Louis.

Charlie Morton (4-3 3.88 ERA) takes the mound for the Pirates tonight and in his last start he gave up 2 earned runs in 7 innings in a win over the Miami Marlins.

For the Cardinals Adam Wainwright (13-7 2.86 ERA) is on the hill and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings in a loss to the L.A. Dodgers.

Morton has lost 5 straight starts against the Cardinals.

The Cardinals have dropped 3 straight starts by Wainwright. His 5.19 ERA against Pittsburgh is his 2nd highest against any NL team.

Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen has 14 hits in his last 27 at-bats and Neil Walker is hitting .364 in his last 15 games.

The Cardinals have their next 2 series’ facing teams under .500, but after that their schedule is a killer one with a series against Atlanta and then 2 against he Reds and 2 against the Pirates.

In some betting trends for this NL Central match up the Pirates are 9-2 in their last 11 games as a road underdog, 4-1 in Morton’s last 5 starts, and they have an Under record of 9-4-1 in their last 14 games as a road underdog.

The Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 home games, 1-4 in Wainwright’s last 5 starts vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Under record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning record.

In the last 8 games between these 2 teams the Over record is 6-2.

Jason’s Pick: I think the Pirates will continue to have the Cardinals’ number, as they will win tonight.

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Jason Green is back with Cappers Picks again to give out his free sports plays. As always he's hoping the Braves and Redskins can win a championship since their last one in the 90’s was long ago. He’s starting to know the pain of Cubs fans.