Free MLB Pick: Cardinals vs. Pirates Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(55-56) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (41-71)
Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Steven Brault
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -120 | Pirates +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 , Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
The St. Louis Cardinals look to get back to that .500 mark this Tuesday, as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in what should be an interesting game from a betting perspective given the pitching matchup.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are 10.5 games back of the division lead, and while that looks like a long way off, they still do have an outside chance of making a run for a Wild Card spot so they have everything to play for down the stretch.
The batting lineup has been a disappointment this year especially because they nailed it on the signing of Nolan Arenado and you do wonder how bad this lineup would be if he did not come to St. Louis and perform as well as he has.
The pitching on the other hand has been good, and that is specifically true of the starting rotation as they have been able to provide 38 quality starts on the season, but unfortunately for them they probably will not get another one here sending J.A. Happ to the hill.
It has been more bad then good for Happ this year, as he now has a 6.62 ERA on the year and an 8.10 ERA over his last 7 games with the only saving grace being his last start where he was able to pitch well against Atlanta only allowing 2 earned runs over 5 innings of work.
The Pirates are now 1-7 in their last 8 games and that really is not much of a surprise, as this team was already struggling before they sold off one of their best players at the deadline, so this might be yet another rough game if Happ can show up at all.
The team only has 17 runs in those last 8 games, and although this is going to be one of the better matchups they could ask for, it is kind of hard to trust the Pirates batting lineup in this spot as they still rank 30th with just 405 total runs on the season.
Steven Brault had his first start of the season last time out, and he was pretty good in that outing only allowing the Milwaukee Brewers to score 1 run and he should be able to replicate that here against a weakened Pirates batting lineup.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 after allowing 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Cardinals are 8-3 in their last 11 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
- Cardinals are 60-29 in their last 89 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pirates are 34-74 in their last 108 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Pirates are 27-67 in their last 94 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.
- Pirates are 8-22 in their last 30 after scoring 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Pirates are 1-9 in their last 10 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Cardinals are still the far better team and it is tough to evaluate Brault after just one start, so I think they are a decent enough bet here on the road at -120 even with J.A. Happ on the mound.
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