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2021 MLB Handicapping
(26-45) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-37)
Date: Thursday, June 24th, 2021
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Chad Kuhl vs. Carlos Martinez
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +130 | Cardinals -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 , Cardinals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The Pittsburgh Pirates surprised some fans earlier on this season, but it looks like they are turning out to be who we thought they would be, as their record stands at 26-45 and their task does not get much easier this Thursday going up against a pretty tough St. Louis Cardinals team at Busch Stadium.
Despite the Pirates struggles they are remaining somewhat competitive in this contests, as they are 3-2 in their last 5 and certainly do possess the talent to cause further upsets, so they are not to be taken lightly as the ability is there.
The starting rotation has been a big issue for this team, as their starting 5 has only been able to produce 14 quality starts, so that has put a lot of pressure on the bullpen as well with plenty of starters getting knocked out of the game by the 3rd or 4th inning.
The Pirates can hit a bit though, even if their overall numbers are not great, as a few individuals are having some nice season offensively with guys like Adam Frazier leading the team in average hitting .324.
Chad Kuhl will get the call to the mound for this one, and he has not been a complete disaster coming in here with an ERA under 6, but he has not had a ton of help in the way of run support sporting just a 1-4 record.
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are just 1-5 in their last 6 games which has put them behind the 8 ball in the NL Central now sitting 5.5 games back of the Milwaukee Brewers at the top of the division. With the roster that has been put together in St. Louis this year, I would expect that to turn back around and a series with the Pirates represents as good a ”get-right spot” as you could ask for.
Nolan Arenado has been a big signing, as he is helping to carry a batting lineup who has been struggling, but much like the team as a whole, I do expect them to turn it around at some point with guys like Edman, Goldschmidt, Molina and plenty of others in this batting lineup.
Carlos Martinez is the projected starter here for the Cardinals and he is typically one of those guys that you do not really know what you are going to get from him and unfortunately, it has been more bad then good here in 2021, as he enters the contest with a 3-8 record and a 6.62 ERA.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 6-15 in their last 21 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Pirates are 15-38 in their last 53 vs. National League Central.
- Pirates are 15-39 in their last 54 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Pirates are 6-20 in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Cardinals are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite.
- Cardinals are 20-7 in their last 27 games as a favorite.
- Cardinals are 56-26 in their last 82 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The St. Louis Cardinals are still the far superior team to the Pittsburgh Pirates even if the Pirates might have a small edge on the mound I still think the Cardinals will have plenty enough to get the job done here and at -150 we are also getting a very square price.
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