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(6-7) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (4-9)
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 1:45 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Pitchers: Cole vs. Wacha
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pittsburgh -102 / St. Louis -108
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pittsburgh -210 / St. Louis +180
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 (Over -120 / Under +100)
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The Pirates followed up a sweep at Wrigley Field with a 2-1 loss in the first game of this week’s series against the Cardinals.
These two play on Tuesday night and will follow with a get away finale at 1:45 on Wednesday afternoon.
The big news out of Pirates camp is the Starling Marte suspension. We’ve probably already reached the point where Marte is the Pirates’ best player.
Now Pittsburgh will be without its dynamic outfielder until after the All-Star break in what has been a highly competitive NL Central Division through 13 games.
Gerrit Cole makes his fourth start of the season on Wednesday. He’s gone either five or six in all of the first three and earned his first win in his last start against the Cubs at Wrigley.
St. Louis Cardinals
That Cardinals win on Monday was their first since before the weekend. That win against the Nats to avoid a four-game sweep was St. Louis’ only win of last week.
Lance Lynn was big on Monday to help his team’s scuffling offense. The Birds only gave him two runs but they were enough in a 2-1 win.
Michael Wacha is 1-1 in two starts that produced pretty similar results. He’s gone six innings and given up three runs in each of them but had to escape constant trouble in the last one against Cincinnati.
He did strike out eight in Cincy, but Wacha looked increasingly hittable, surrendering nine hits that included two home runs.
With Cole on the other side and his team’s offense still the way it is, Wacha will have to do at least as well as he has in his first two outings.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PIT are 3-8 in their last 11 road games.
- Over is 18-7-1 in PIT last 26 Wed. games.
- Over is 8-2 in Coles last 10 starts on grass.
- STL are 3-9 in their last 12 overall.
- STL are 3-9 in their last 12 games on grass.
- Under is 13-5-2 in STL last 20 home games.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: we don’t see very much offense, again.
No Marte only exasperates the issue for Pittsburgh, which hasn’t been hitting much either. The books may be re-thinking the hook on this total by Wednesday morning.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under 7.5 (+100)
Like the two power starters to find success against submissive offenses.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 2 – St. Louis 3
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