Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs. Pirates Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(13-12) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (12-12)
Date: Friday, April 30th, 2021
Time: 6:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: John Grant vs. JT Brubaker
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -120| Pirates +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 , Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The St. Louis Cardinals head to PNC Park this Friday to take on a Pittsburgh Pirates team who is starting to raise the eyebrows of some baseball fans, as they have managed to get back to .500.
St. Louis Cardinals
It has been more up then down for the Cardinals lately, as they come into this game with a 5 and 2 record in their last 7 and although they are not getting the Pirates at the best time as they have also been quite good, this game still represents an excellent opportunity to keep this upswing going.
Matt Carpenter has been awfully disappointing this year, but he finally has a reason to be excited, as he played hero in the Cardinals last win driving in 3 RBI as a pinch hitter, so it will be interesting to see if that will jump start his season or not.
John Grant is the projected starter for this matchup with the Pirates and that is a big plus for them, as he has a 2.25 ERA and is coming off an outstanding performance going 6 strong innings of shutout baseball against the Cincinnati Reds.
The Pirates are coming off of a loss to the Kansas City Royals by a score of 9-6, but they should not worry too much, as they still come in here with a surprisingly good record and that loss actually snapped a 3 game winning streak that they were on.
The Pirates have been good on both sides of the ball finding balance between quality pitching and timely batting and that is also a surprise considering the injuries they have had in the batting department.
JT Brubaker heads to the mound for the Pirates and he certainly will be ready for the challenge that both Grant and the Cardinals batting lineup poses, as he enters the contest with a mighty impressive ERA of 2.01 and he was extra good in his last outing going 7 scoreless innings against the Twins.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 4-0-1 in Cardinals last 5 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Under is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Under is 7-3-1 in Cardinals last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Under is 3-0-1 in Pirates last 4 after scoring 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Under is 3-1-1 in Pirates last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Under is 6-2-1 in Pirates last 9 games following an off day.
- Under is 15-6-5 in Pirates last 26 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Cardinals and the Pirates have not been particularity scary both the bats this year and given the pitching matchup we have this Friday I find it awfully tough to see this one getting over the 7.5 run total. The weather should be co-operating here as well which should help keep the ball in the park, as it has not yet started to heat up yet in Pittsburgh.
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