MLB Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

by Dirty on April 4, 2011

Betting on Cardinals Baseball The division rival Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are set to renew hostilities on Monday when they meet at Busch Stadium.

Righthander Charlie Morton will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Morton is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Kyle Lohse. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 140-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Pittsburgh was a 5-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as +153 underdogs, while the total score of 9 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, St. Louis was a 2-0 winner at home against the Padres. Bettors on St. Louis at -155 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 2-1 SU
St. Louis: 1-2 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 7-3
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing San Diego are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 8 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 5

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