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(61-58) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (58-62)
Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pirates
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Jameson Taillon
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals +107 Pirates -117
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cardinals +1.5 -205 Pirates -1.5 +175
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 8.5 -125 un 8.5 +105
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St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals need to take care off business this series against the Pirates. Looking to stay relevant in the NL Central, the Cardinals sit 1.5 games back of the Cubs in the division.
St. Louis is coming off a two game interleague series split against the Red Sox.
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Adam Wainwright (12-5, 4.87 ERA) will get the nod against the Pirates. Wainwright will be making his second start against the Pirates this season.
He was solid against them in his first start. He pitched seven innings allowing two hits, two runs and one home run, two walks and five strikeouts. The Pirates hit .083 against him in that start.
Pittsburgh is coming off a tough road loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates lost 7-6. The Brewers took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the eighth inning and never looked back.
Pina hit a go ahead homer in the bottom of the eighth inning for the win.
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Jameson Taillon (7-5, 4.50 ERA) has not faced the Cardinals this season.
Taillon has had an up and down season and has not been that good at home. In 12 home starts, he is 3-3 with a 4.88 ERA this season.
Opposing hitters average .306 against him at PNC Park this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 9-0 in STL last 9 overall.
- Over is 9-0 in STL last 9 on grass.
- STL are 8-2 in their last 10 overall.
- Under is 39-16-2 in PIT last 57 overall.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
- STL are 11-5 in the last 16 meetings.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The pitching matchup is about even in this game. Both pitchers have not been so good this year, but Wainwright has been better against the Pirates. Take the Cardinals.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
When choosing the run total for this game, take the under. I don’t see this matchup as being a high scoring one tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Cardinals 3 – Pirates 1
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