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2021 MLB Handicapping
(64-61) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (46-80)
Date: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Miles Mikolas vs. Mitch Keller
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals | Pirates
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals , Pirates
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The St. Louis Cardinals will look to stay relevant in the wild card race this Thursday, as they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals will be out for a bit of revenge here, as these two teams just recently played a series where the Pirates won 2 out of 3 of those games and at this point of the year the Cardinals will be looking to pick up as many games as possible off a team like the Pirates.
From an overall perspective the Cardinals have only won 3 of their last 8 games, so they do not come into this game carrying over any type of momentum. The batting lineup has been the rough point for this team this year ranking in the bottom third of the entire league and that will be the main focus of management this offseason, as they could be a contending team if they could improve this offense.
Miles Mikolas has not been able to pitch much this year, but his return start on August 21st was pretty solid, as he did not allow a run against the Pirates and managed to go 5 strong innings, so it is tough to say he won’t do the same thing again here.
The Pittsburgh Pirates, despite their brutal record, have actually been quite good lately winning 4 of their last 5 games with wins against this Cardinals team, as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks who have struggled just as much as this Pirates team.
It has been a mix of quality pitching and decent hitting which has led to those wins, as the bullpen seems to be coming around and guys like Brian Reynolds have consistently performed for this team all season long on the offensive side of things.
It is not entirely clear who will be starting here, but it looks like it should be Mitch Keller who enters this one with a 6.35 ERA and a 4-10 record, so he may make the Cardinals offense look a whole lot better then it actually is.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cardinals are 6-0 in their last 6 road games.
- Cardinals are 64-31 in their last 95 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pirates are 25-52 in their last 77 home games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 8-20 in their last 28 games on grass.
- Pirates are 14-37 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 14-41 in their last 55 vs. National League Central.
- Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Pirates have been pretty good recently, but I do not think they will be able to beat the Cardinals again here, as Mikolas should be able to put in yet another quality start, and it is tough to project Mitch Keller for a good start here given his statistics.
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