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(43-45) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (42-47)
Date: Friday July 14, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Mike Leake vs. Gerrit Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Off
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: Off
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St. Louis Cardinals
The Cards have had a substandard first half.
They did win their last two games before the break though and they are just a hot streak away from putting some pressure on Milwaukee, and Chicago.
For that to happen they really need the lineup to start producing. It has been just plain mediocre in every way.
Mike Leake was hot early but his numbers have regressed over the last six weeks. No big surprise . There is probably still some regression to go but it is not like the Pirates have a monster lineup to contend with.
He has started against the Bucs twice already this season (team record 2-0).
The Pirates are in a similar situation to St. Louis, just a little further back and with lower expectations.
Like STL they could go on a little run and get into the race but the chances seem even slimmer.
The real question is what to do with Andrew McCutcheon. He is actually on pace for a really strong season.
Gerrit Cole gets the call to start the second half of the season and they are going to need him to be sharp. His first half numbers are not great but in 4 of his last 5 starts he gave up 2ER or less.
One of those games was a win against the Cardinals, on the road. Home or road his splits are even this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 5-12 in their last 17 road games.
- Under is 7-1 in PIT last 8 home games.
- Under is 19-6-2 in PIT last 27 overall.
- Under is 19-6-2 in PIT last 27 on grass.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
PIT also carries some momentum out of the break having beat the Cubbies in the last two before the hiatus. That and Cole on the mound are two solid reasons to get behind them in this spot. Probably -125 when the lines drop.
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Teams that are in limbo are hard to project coming out of the break. Some will be fired up and other resigned to their fate. It is just G1 but I like a rested Cole to be sharp and make it so the Bucs can grab a victory.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 5 – St. Louis 3
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