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

Andrew Knizner takes a two-game homer streak into the St. Louis Cardinals’ (90-66) game against the Pittsburgh Pirates (59-97) at 8:15 PM ET on Friday, at Busch Stadium.

The Cardinals are a home favorite (-215) against the Pirates (+185). The scheduled starters are Jack Flaherty (1-1) for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Johan Oviedo (4-2) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The contest has a set total of 7.

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Cardinals vs. Pirates Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • St. Louis was the moneyline favorite in three of its last 10 games, and went 2-1 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Cardinals and their opponents combined to hit the over three times (all 10 of the games had set totals).
  • St. Louis’ ATS record is 4-6-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog three times over its past 10 games and lost each of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Pirates and their opponents have failed to hit the over four times.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-6-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Cardinals vs. Pirates Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Jack Flaherty

  • The Cardinals have gone 3-4-0 against the spread when Flaherty starts.
  • The Cardinals have a 3-3 record in Flaherty’s six starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.
  • Flaherty’s team is 4-3 over his seven starts.
  • Flaherty has started seven games with a total set by sportsbooks this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in five of them.

Projected starter: Johan Oviedo

  • Oviedo and his team have a record of 2-4-0 against the spread when he starts.
  • His team has won 20% of his starts when they are underdogs on the moneyline (1-4).
  • Oviedo’s team is 2-4 when he starts this season.
  • Games started by Oviedo have a 2-4-0 record at hitting the over this season.

Cardinals Batting Leaders

  • Paul Goldschmidt has a team-best batting average of .318, and leads the Cardinals in home runs (35) and runs batted in (114).
  • Among hitters in MLB, Goldschmidt ranks eighth in home runs and fourth in RBI.
  • Goldschmidt enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .222 with a double and two RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .293 with 41 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 51 walks.
  • Arenado ranks 18th in home runs and eighth in RBI among batters in MLB play.
  • Tommy Edman has 30 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 45 walks while hitting .262.
  • Brendan Donovan is batting .280 with 20 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 58 walks.
  • Donovan enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is batting .308 with two doubles and four walks.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds is batting .262 with 26 home runs and 60 RBI. All three of those stats are tops among Pittsburgh hitters this season.
  • Among all hitters in the majors, Reynolds is 34th in home runs and 94th in RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 120 hits and an OBP of .317 to go with a slugging percentage of .351 this season.
  • Hayes ranks 235th among batters in MLB in homers, and 195th in RBI.
  • Hayes heads into this matchup on a three-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .400 with a double, a walk and three RBI.
  • Ben Gamel has collected 83 base hits, an OBP of .324 and a slugging percentage of .362 this season.
  • Oneil Cruz is batting .231 with an OBP of .285 and a slugging percentage of .458 this season.
  • Cruz has safely hit in four games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .435 with two doubles, a walk and two RBI.

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