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(70-64) St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (67-66)
Date: Monday, Sept. 5, 2016
Time: 4:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Adam Wainwright vs. Chad Kuhl
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cardinals -122
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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St. Louis Cardinals
With 64 losses, the Cardinals already have more losses than they did all of last season.
The Red Birds still own the final Wild Card spot in the National League and are 2.5 games ahead of the rival Pittsburgh Pirates.
St. Louis has gotten the job done all season long with its potent offense, which ranks 4th in both slugging and OPS and 3rd in home runs.
The Cards are loaded with guys like Matt Carpenter, Yadier Molina, Aledmys Diaz and company, so scoring runs hasn’t been the problem.
St. Louis will send Adam Wainwright to the mound as he looks for his 10th win of the season.
Wainwright has looked much better over the last two weeks, allowing just six runs over his last three starts.
He’s been shelled on the road this year with an ERA over 6.00, and opposing batters are hitting him for nearly a .300 average when he pitches away from home.
The Pirates remain a thorn in the side of the Cardinals as they continue to hang around in the NL Wild Card race. The Bucs haven’t been anything special this season.
In fact, they’ve regressed a decent amount from last year but continue to play tough despite barely being above .500. Pittsburgh has ran into some trouble recently by losing five games in a row.
That’s not going to get them in the playoffs, so they need to rack up some wins soon.
The youngster Chad Kuhl will toe the rubber for Pittsburgh as he goes for his 4th win of the year. Despite having a 3.70 ERA, Kuhl possesses a 5.12 ERA at home.
Opponents are hitting him for a .284 average at PNC Park as opposed to a .215 average on the road.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Cardinals are 40-27 on the road.
- The Cardinals are 30-25 vs. the NL Central.
- Adam Wainwright has a 6.06 ERA on the road.
- The Pirates are 25-29 vs. the NL Central.
- Chad Kuhl has a 5.12 ERA at home.
Free St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
With both teams fighting for a playoff spot, look for the bats to stay hot in this one. Both Wainwright and Kuhl have been lit up in their respective situations, and I think that will continue here.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: OVER 8.5
This total should be eclipsed by the sixth inning.
MLB Free Score Prediction: St. Louis 7 – Pittsburgh 5
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