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2021 MLB Handicapping
(27-46) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (36-39)
Date: Saturday, June 26th, 2021
Time: 2:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: JT Brubaker vs. Adam Wainwright
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +130 | Cardinals -150
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 , Cardinals -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The struggling Pittsburgh Pirates have already shown that they can contend with teams like the Cardinals, so they will be full of belief that they can once again spring the upset as +130 underdogs this Saturday when they take on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in this matinee contest.
The Pirates, despite starting out pretty well, are who we thought they were and they will now be looking mainly to the future, as they evaluate the pieces they have and evaluate some of the rookies for next season.
The team is 4-2 since snapping a 9 game winning streak though, so it is not like there is no talent here and that is especially true when we look at guys like Adam Frazier who has been one of the cornerstones of the offense hitting .330 on the year.
The starting pitching for the Pirates has been one of their strong suits and that trend does not change here, as Pittsburgh sends JT Brubaker to the hill who comes in here with a 4-6 record and a 3.77 ERA.
St. Louis Cardinals
There was plenty expected from this Cardinals team this year and they simply have not delivered as they currently sit 3 games back of the .500 mark and trail the Milwaukee Brewers atop the NL Central by 6 games.
There certainly is time to turn things around, but the fact that this team has only won one of their last six games does not exactly make me confident that the turnaround is coming anytime soon.
The Cardinals will go with Adam Wainwright here, and although he has been hit at times this year he has remained one of the better rotation pieces for this club and still holds a very respectable 3.74 ERA.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 24-10-2 in Pirates last 36 during game 3 of a series.
- Under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 12-5-1 in Cardinals last 18 during game 3 of a series.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
The St. Louis Cardinals, even with the solid signing of Nolan Arenado who has delivered, sneakily has one of the worst offenses in baseball and I can see JT Brubaker coming in here and having plenty of success. It is very tough to trust this Pirates offense though, as Adam Wainwright is primed for a solid start of his own here in front of the home fans.
With that in mind, I think the best way to go here is the under 8.5 runs, as I can see both of these pitchers being successful, and I simply do not trust either of these batting lineups to consistently put up runs.
It is also important to keep in mind that Busch Stadium ranks 25th in terms of total runs allowed, so it is a solid environment for this game to stay low scoring.
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