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2018 MLB Season
(28-26) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (29-23)
Date: Thursday May 31, 2018
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO.
Projected Starters: Williams vs. Jack Flaherty
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -160 | Pirates +150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8½
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Slowly, but surely, the Pirates’ pace is slowing and they are losing ground in the NL Central.
They never really had hopes of winning the division to begin with but a hot start did raise moral among a team that wasn’t ever expected to be very good this season.
Between the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs, the pace at the top won’t slow down either. It feels like one of those three will always be hot. Right now, it’s Milwaukee, which has stormed out to a 100-win pace.
Trevor Williams only lasted four innings in his last start, which, a bit unbelievably, was the shortest start of his career. He’s been remarkably consistent and good, at that, as a young arm.
This will be his 12th start of the season and if he continues at his 115 ERA+ pace with a WHIP just over 1.10, he may be the Pirates’ All-Star representative in a month-and-a-half.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Brewers at least were red-hot because St. Louis did beat them on Tuesday and have a chance to steal a series in Milwaukee on Wednesday before starting this one, back at home.
The Birds haven’t announced who will start this game but they will certainly have Matt Carpenter in the lineup. He upped his average to .223 and reached base with two walks on Tuesday. It was just two weeks ago that he was hitting .140.
The Cards are going to be there until the end. I would be surprised if they ever dip below, or even to, .500 again this season and should, in fact, play above that mark for the last 100-so games.
That would give them at least 90 wins, which may not be enough to win a good division, but will probably get them to the playoffs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 22-8-3 in PIT last 33 Thu. games.
- PIT are 5-11 in their last 16 road games.
- Under is 6-2-1 in STL last 9 overall.
- Under is 6-2-1 in STL last 9 on grass.
- Head to Head: Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in St. Louis.
- Head to Head: PIT are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction: under.
Williams is really good and Pittsburgh’s offense isn’t. Whoever St. Louis throws out there should have a degree of success, at least.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8½
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 3 – St. Louis 2
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