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2019 MLB Season
(48-66) Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals (55-47)
Date: Friday August 9, 2019
Time: 8:15 PM ET
Venue: Busch Stadium, St. Louis Missouri
Projected Pitchers: Pirates: Chris Archer / St. Louis: Dakota Hudson
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +155 | Cardinals -165
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
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The post All Star break hasn’t been kind to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since July 12, Pittsburgh sports a 4-21 record and has lost five straight.
Once among the NL’s jumbled wild card pack Pittsburgh now trails that race by eleven games – only Miami is further out.
Led by CF Bryan Reynolds’ .334 BA, the Pirates rank 19th offensively (4.67 runs) and 25th in ERA (5.02 runs). Pittsburgh was swept by Milwaukee during the club’s most recent series, losing their Wednesday night finale 8-3.
Two time All Star Chris Archer takes the mound tonight for his charge. Archer (3-8, 5.35 ERA) has allowed eleven runs in his past three starts — with Pittsburgh dropping each contest.
St. Louis Cardinals
Among MLB’s hottest post All Star break clubs, St. Louis has since crashed losing eight-of-ten. Granted, those setbacks come against the Dodgers, A’s, Cubs and Astros.
Still, five consecutive defeats is a negative however viewed.
Following that rugged stretch, though, the Cardinals gain reprieve vs. a Pittsburgh group they recently swept 4-0 in late July.
Touted rookie Dakota Hudson (10-6, 3.99 ERA) gets the opening call tonight for St. Louis. After an 8-1 run, Hudson has dropped his last two starts giving up nine runs in seven innings vs. Houston and Oakland.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PIT are 5-21 in their last 26 overall.
- PIT are 5-21 in their last 26 games on grass.
- PIT are 7-21 in their last 28 road games.
- Under is 23-6 in STL last 29 home games.
- Under is 10-3 in STL last 13 Fri. games.
- Under is 18-7-1 in STL last 26 overall.
- PIT are 8-20 in the last 28 meetings.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Prediction:
Both teams meet this evening trending negative. Although, as alluded to, St. Louis’ troubles began against quality but opposition immediately after sweeping Pittsburgh.
Meanwhile, the Pirates’ losses come vs. indiscriminate opposition.
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That stated, the lean tonight definitely favors St. Louis in this NL Central battle of teams desperate for any success. While Archer is a decent starter, the Cards will put runs up late while looking to regain momentum and stay in the playoff hunt.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates 3 – St. Louis Cardinals 5
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