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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The St. Louis Cardinals (81-57) take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (50-86) a game after Yadier Molina homered twice in an 11-6 defeat to the Nationals. The game begins at 6:35 PM ET on Friday.

The Pirates (+170 underdog moneyline odds) hit the field versus the Cardinals (-203). The starting pitchers are Miles Mikolas (11-10) for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Roansy Contreras (4-4) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The over/under in the game is 8 total runs.

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Cardinals vs. Pirates Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • St. Louis played as the moneyline favorite for each of its last 10 games, and finished 7-3 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 matchups — all had a set run total — the Cardinals and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total four times.
  • St. Louis’ ATS record is 6-4-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in 10 of its past 10 games and won three of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Pirates and their opponents are 3-7-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Pittsburgh has won four of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Cardinals vs. Pirates Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Miles Mikolas

  • The Cardinals are 17-12-0 against the spread when Mikolas starts.
  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite in 19 of Mikolas’ starts this season, and they went 13-6 in those matchups.
  • In Mikolas’ 28 starts, his team is 17-11.
  • Mikolas has had 29 starts that sportsbooks set a total for this season, and 12 of those matchups finished over the total.

Projected starter: Roansy Contreras

  • Contreras’ team is 6-8-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Pittsburgh has a record of 3-7 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Contreras’ team has a 5-8 record in his starts this season.
  • Games Contreras has started this season hit the over three times in 14 chances.

Cardinals Batting Leaders

  • Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals in home runs (35), runs batted in (109) and has put up a team-best batting average of .328.
  • Goldschmidt’s home runs rank third in MLB and he ranks second in RBI in MLB.
  • Goldschmidt brings a three-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last five games he is hitting .235 with a double, a home run, three walks and two RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is batting .300 with 37 doubles, a triple, 28 home runs and 44 walks.
  • Arenado ranks 13th in home runs and sixth in RBI this year.
  • Tommy Edman is batting .265 with 27 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 40 walks.
  • Edman heads into this game on an 11-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .410 with six doubles, three home runs, a walk and nine RBI.
  • Brendan Donovan is hitting .297 with 18 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 46 walks.
  • Donovan has hit safely in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .375 with a double, a home run, three walks and an RBI.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in batting average (.255), home runs (21) and runs batted in (49) this season.
  • Reynolds ranks 40th in homers and 117th in RBI among all batters in the majors.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 103 hits and an OBP of .311 to go with a slugging percentage of .343 this season.
  • Hayes ranks 237th in homers and 197th in RBI among all major league hitters this year.
  • Ben Gamel has 76 hits this season and a slash line of .235/.321/.368.
  • Michael Chavis is batting .238 with an OBP of .268 and a slugging percentage of .408 this season.

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