Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, Saturday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

WHERE To Bet Online? Register to Bet On NBA Basketball, MLB Baseball and NHL Hockey at bovada-logo-top-book or at Mybookie.agblacklogo-132x42 and claim your 50% Bonus. HOW To Bet Online? Sign up with Scamdicappers.com scamdicappers to have access to more than 500 sports handicappers' picks daily.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
34-40, 3rd in National League Central June 24, 7:15 PM | Grass of Busch Stadium 33-39, 4th in National League Central
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 7:15 PM ET, Saturday, June 24, 2017
Where: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri
TV: 7:15 p.m. ET, FOX
PITCHING MATCHUP: Pirates RH Gerrit Cole (5-6, 4.28 ERA) vs. Cardinals RH Lance Lynn (5-4, 3.33)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Pittsburgh Pirates [G. Cole -R] +1½ -195 +108 Ov 8½ -115
St. Louis Cardinals [L. Lynn -R] -1½ +170 -118 Un 8½ -105
168x28a-logo-bovada vegas-bet_now vegas_picks_red vegas-bet_now vegas_picks_red vegas-bet_now vegas_picks_red

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals meet at New Busch Stadium.

Gerrit Cole will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Right hander Cole is 5-6 this season with a 4.28 ERA.

Cole’s opponent in this one will be Lance Lynn. The Cardinals right hander has a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

Cole was masterful in Monday’s win at Milwaukee, giving up one run and three hits across seven innings after posting a similar line six days earlier against Colorado. The 26-year-old UCLA product seems to have recovered from a four-start stretch during which he surrendered 23 runs and 39 hits in 19 1/3 frames and found the form that allowed him to post a 2.84 ERA after his first nine turns. Cole lost at St. Louis on April 19 despite permitting two runs in six innings, falling to 5-4 with a 2.84 ERA in 11 career starts against the Cardinals.

Lynn’s strong start this month came to a crashing halt Sunday in Baltimore as he surrendered a career-high four homers among the seven runs and nine hits he allowed over 4 2/3 innings. The one-time All-Star, who hasn’t lasted more than 5 1/3 frames in any of his last five outings, had opened June by allowing a total of three runs and eight hits while striking out 18 across 15 1/3 innings. Lynn worked seven scoreless frames on April 17 to earn his first victory of the season against the Pirates.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 118-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

After winding up on the wrong end of three consecutive one-run games in their first visit to St. Louis, the Pittsburgh Pirates turned to an ex-Cardinal in order to end their recent struggles at Busch Stadium. David Freese hopes to haunt his former team yet again Saturday as his Pirates continue their three-game series in St. Louis.

Pittsburgh dropped three straight 2-1 decisions in St. Louis from April 17-19 after entering the series with a .500 record, and it hasn’t been able to get back to the break-even mark since. Freese, who has reached base safely in each of his 14 career starts against the Cardinals, gave Pittsburgh the jolt it needed in Friday’s 4-3 win with a game-tying RBI single in the eighth before John Jaso delivered a solo home run one inning later to seal it. St. Louis continued its recent homer-happy ways with two more in the opener, but Jose Martinez’s two-run shot and Paul DeJong’s solo blast weren’t enough in the team’s first home setback against the Pirates in eight meetings. The Cardinals have homered in a season-high 12 consecutive games and scored 33 of their last 42 runs via the long ball.

St. Louis lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Pirates on June 23. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Cardinals on June 23. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -103 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Where to Bet on Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals?

Bovada.lv or Mybookie.ag and Betonline.ag. Betting lines are available at Bovada Sportsbook, where you can make your bets and get a 50% welcome bonus with your first deposit.

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 34-40 SU
Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road

St. Louis:
Team record: 33-39 SU
St. Louis is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 9 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at St. Louis Sunday, June 25

MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Pirates 1B Josh Bell’s 14 home runs are the second-most by a Pittsburgh rookie before the All-Star break since Hall-of-Famer Ralph Kiner hit 15 in 1946.

2. Cardinals closer Seung-Hwan Oh has surrendered as many homers (five) in 33 1/3 innings this year as he did in 79 2/3 frames last season.

3. Freese is hitting .333 in 18 overall games versus his former team and .357 in the 14 starts he has made against St. Louis.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Pittsburgh Pirates will win outright at +108 and the game will stay under 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Pirates 4, Cardinals 2 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
PIT TEAM STL
4.23 RUNS 4.32
4.68 RUNS AGNST 4.50
-0.45 DIFF -0.18
-$434 MONEY -$1,194
4.34 TEAM ERA 4.06
8.35 OFF HITS 8.50
3.46 OFF WALKS 3.46
7.38 OFF Ks 8.11
9.41 DEF HITS 8.57
2.80 DEF WALKS 3.21
7.36 DEF Ks 8.54
INJURIES
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Stewart C 15-Day Disabled List
Hung Ho Kang 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Gerrit Cole P 15-Day Disabled List
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Matt Holiday OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Carpenter OF 15-Day Disabled List
Matt Adams 1B 15-Day Disabled List
Michael Wacha P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Louis P 15-Day Disabled List
Mitch Harris P 15-Day Disabled List
Lance Lynn P 60-Day Disabled List
Brayan Pena C 15-Day Disabled List
Jordan Walden P 15-Day Disabled List
Tyler Lyons P 15-Day Disabled List
Aledmys Diaz SS 15-Day Disabled List
Trevor Rosenthal P 15-Day Disabled List
Seth Maness P 15-Day Disabled List
Mike Leake P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 9 games
St. Louis is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis’s last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs St. Louis’s Overall Defense 4.2 12 4.5 5
Pittsburgh’s Away Scoring vs St. Louis’s Home Defense 4.7 5 3.8 2
Pittsburgh’s Road ERA vs St. Louis’s Home ERA Allowed 4.2 6 3.9 10
St. Louis’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 4.3 11 4.7 8
St. Louis’s Home Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Road Defense 4.0 12 4.4 5
St. Louis’s Home ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Road ERA Allowed 3.3 2 4.3 7
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
PIRATES
Pirates are third worst in the league in times striking out with 8.2 per game.
Pirates have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Pirates are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.0 per game.
Pirates are third in the league in striking out opponents with 7.8 per game.
CARDINALS
Cardinals are the highest scoring team in the league at 4.8 runs per game.
Cardinals have the second best hits stat in the league at 9.2 per game.
Cardinals are second best in K’s per game with 6.9.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *