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

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ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
44-46, 3rd in National League Central July 16, 1:35 PM | Grass of PNC Park 43-48, 4th in National League Central
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines
When: 1:35 PM ET, Sunday, July 16, 2017
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: 1:35 p.m. ET, FSN Midwest (St. Louis), ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh
PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals RH Carlos Martinez (6-8, 3.40 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Trevor Williams (3-4, 4.80)
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
St. Louis Cardinals [C. Martinez -R] -1½ +125 -123 Ov 8½ +100
Pittsburgh Pirates [T. Williams -R] +1½ -145 +113 Un 8½ -120
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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at PNC Park.

Martinez is winless in his last four starts, and his last two outings have been among his worst of the year. The 25-year-old Dominican has allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings in each of his last two starts, taking the loss in both. Martinez is 4-5 with a 3.59 ERA in 18 games (nine starts) against the Pirates.

Williams hasn’t won since June 4, a span of six starts in which he has received only one decision. The 25-year-old had recorded three straight quality starts before an early hook July 7 against the Chicago Cubs, as he allowed three runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings and suffered his first loss since May 19. Williams made three relief appearances against the Cardinals last season, going 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in 4 1/3 innings.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 123-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The road has not been kind to the St. Louis Cardinals, but they can claim their third straight series victory away from home with a win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday. The Cardinals lead the Pirates by 1 1/2 games for third place in the National League Central as the division rivals meet in the rubber match of a three-game series.

The Cardinals are 18-22 on the road and are in the midst of a 10-game road trip to begin the second half. St. Louis evened the series with a 4-0 win Saturday, as Lance Lynn and three relievers blanked the Pirates. Right-hander Carlos Martinez will try to keep the Pirates at bay again after throwing two dominant innings in Tuesday’s All-Star Game. Despite its most recent setback, Pittsburgh has won six of its last eight games but has totaled just one run in its last three losses.

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MLB BASEBALL SPORTS BETTING TIPS

1. Pittsburgh 1B Josh Bell is 12-for-30 with two home runs and 10 RBIs during a seven-game hitting streak, while OF Andrew McCutchen is 10-for-23 during a six-game streak.

2. Cardinals 1B Matt Carpenter has reached safely in 18 straight games, tied for the second-longest active streak in the National League.

3. Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is 11-for-21 with three doubles, a triple, and a home run against Martinez, while the rest of Pittsburgh’s active roster is batting a combined .221 against the right-hander.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

St. Louis Cardinals will win outright at -123 and the game will go over 8½ runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Cardinals 6, Pirates 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
STL TEAM PIT
4.53 RUNS 4.21
4.38 RUNS AGNST 4.49
0.16 DIFF -0.29
-$855 MONEY -$232
3.92 TEAM ERA 4.18
8.57 OFF HITS 8.23
3.48 OFF WALKS 3.47
8.12 OFF Ks 7.25
8.60 DEF HITS 9.22
3.13 DEF WALKS 2.79
8.43 DEF Ks 7.38
INJURIES
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
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
BETTING TRENDS
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis’s last 6 games
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’s last 6 games on the road
St. Louis is 6-13 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games at home
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against St. Louis
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
St. Louis’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 4.5 11 4.5 6
St. Louis’s Away Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Home Defense 4.7 8 4.8 8
St. Louis’s Road ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Home ERA Allowed 4.7 9 3.3 15
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs St. Louis’s Overall Defense 4.2 12 4.4 3
Pittsburgh’s Home Scoring vs St. Louis’s Road Defense 3.7 14 5.0 10
Pittsburgh’s Home ERA vs St. Louis’s Road ERA Allowed 4.3 9 3.9 10
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
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.
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.

 

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