Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs Cardinals Odds
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(43-31) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals (43-30)
Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium St. Louis, Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Jeff Locke vs. Jaime Garcia
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +150 / Cardinals -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Pirates +1.5 -165 / Cardinals -1.5 +145
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Pirates are red hot winners of 6 straight and they have won the first 2 games of this series.
The Cardinals had come off a 3-game sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers before losing the first 2 games of this series. They are in 2nd place in the NL Central 9 games back of the Chicago Cubs with the Pirates 9.5 games back.
The Pirates have won 5 of their last 6 games facing the Cardinals in St. Louis.
In yesterday’s game the Pirates beat the Cardinals 5-2.
The Pirates rank 14th in the Majors in runs scored and 16th in team ERA. Their pitching has been solid in the streak only giving up 13 total runs in the 6 games.
Jeff Locke (8-5 5.13 ERA) takes the hill for the Pirates tonight and in his last outing he gave up 3 earned runs in 7 innings in a 7-3 win over the Oakland A’s. Pittsburgh has won his last 3 starts.
In Locke’s last 3 starts he has only given up 4 earned runs.
Locke is 3-4 with a 7.16 ERA in 9 road starts this season.
In Locke’s career against the Cardinals he is 2-4 with an ERA of 4.04 in 9 starts.
The Pirates are 4-9 in Locke’s last 13 road starts. The Pirates are 0-4 in Locke’s last 4 road starts against the Cardinals.
The Pirates are 21-22 on the road this season and all of their win in their current 6-game win streak have come on the road.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals rank 3rd in the Majors in runs scored and 10th in team ERA. St. Louis has scored 2 runs in each of the 2 games of this series.
Jaime Garcia (6-6 3.84 ERA) goes for the Cardinals tonight and he had a solid last outing going 8 innings and only giving up 1 earned run in a 7-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. St. Louis has won his last 3 starts.
Garcia is 2-1 in six career games against the Pirates with a solid ERA of only 0.57. While the Cardinals are 4-1 in Garcia’s last 5 starts they are only 2-7 in his last 9 home starts.
The Cardinals are 1-4 in Garcia’s last 5 home starts facing a team with a winning record.
The Cardinals are only 18-25 at home this season and they have lost 9 of their last 12 home games.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Pirates are 6-0 in their last 6 overall.
- Pirates are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals are 1-6 in their last 7 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Cardinals are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Cardinals have an Under record of 6-1 in their last 7 games.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Garcia has been solid as of late, but taking the hot Pirates in this one facing a Cardinals’ team that has struggled to get W’s at home in the last few weeks.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Pittsburgh ML and UNDER 8.5
Yesterday’s game went Under and look for that to be the pick tonight as well.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 5 – Cardinals 3
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