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2018 MLB Season
(56-54) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (57-53)
Date: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Trevor Williams
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -105 | Pirates -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals -1.5 (+135)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Flaherty was moderate in his last outing but was tagged with his sixth loss of the season in a 3-6 loss to the Colorado Rockies.
He went 5.1 innings giving up five hits, four earned runs, and one home run while he struck out seven and walked two.
In 90.1 innings of work this season, Flaherty owns a solid strikeout (11.06 K/9) to walk rate (3.19 BB/9) and has been solid at stranding base runners (79.7% LOB%).
He has struggled against the long ball (1.39 HR/9)
The end-result is a solid 3.49 ERA and a higher 4.06 FIP.
St. Louis has played winning baseball in the past week winning four of their seven contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .258/.335/.369 to go with 14 extra-base hits and 30 RBI.
Williams was able to put in his second consecutive quality start while he picked up his ninth win of the season in a 5-0 victory over the New York Mets.
He pitched six scoreless-innings giving up just five hits while he struck out five and walked three.
In 111.0 innings of work this season, Williams owns a low strikeout rate (6.24 K/9), a solid walk rate (3.24 BB/9), a solid home run rate (0.97 HR/9), but he owns an unimpressive 70.9% LOB%.
The end-result is a solid 3.89 ERA and a higher 4.35 FIP.
Pittsburgh has played winning baseball in the past week winning three of their five contests.
During that span their lineup is slashing .272/.318/.370 to go with 11 extra-base hits and 19 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- STL are 1-7 in Flahertys last 8 starts.
- PIT are 9-2 in their last 11 games as a favorite.
- PIT are 17-5 in their last 22 overall.
- STL are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Pittsburgh.
- Under is 11-5-2 in the last 18 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh edges out St. Louis at home
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8.5 Runs
Williams is riding a three-game scoreless streak, but I expect that streak to be snapped here against St. Louis lineup is that is decent form. I also expect Pittsburgh’s hot lineup to knock around Flaherty. Expect runs to be scored as the total creeps over the threshold.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 6 – Cardinals 5
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