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

Dylan Carlson sits at 99 hits, and will try to notch his 100th when the St. Louis Cardinals (91-66) take on the Pittsburgh Pirates (59-98) on Saturday at 7:15 PM ET.

The Cardinals are a home favorite (-251) against the Pirates (+206). The St. Louis Cardinals will give the start to Jordan Montgomery (8-6, 3.50 ERA), who is looking for win No. 9 on the season, and the Pirates will turn to Luis Ortiz (0-1, 1.17 ERA). The contest has an over/under of 7.

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Cardinals vs. Pirates Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Cardinals

  • St. Louis was favored on the moneyline for three of its last 10 games, and finished 2-1 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Cardinals and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total three times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • St. Louis is 4-6-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

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Pirates

  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in three of its past 10 games and lost each of those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Pirates and their opponents are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Pittsburgh has won five of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Cardinals vs. Pirates Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Jordan Montgomery

  • The Cardinals are 10-21-0 against the spread when Montgomery starts.
  • The Cardinals are 15-13 in Montgomery’s 28 starts this season with St. Louis as the moneyline favorite.
  • In Montgomery’s 31 starts, his team is 16-15.
  • Montgomery has started 31 contests with a total set by bookmakers this season. The teams have combined to go over the run total in 15 of them.

Projected starter: Luis Ortiz

  • When Ortiz starts, his team is 2-1-0 against the spread this season.
  • His team is 1-1 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.
  • Ortiz’s team has won one of his three starts this season.
  • In Ortiz’s three starts with a total, the teams have hit the over two times.

Cardinals Batting Leaders

  • Paul Goldschmidt leads the Cardinals with 35 home runs and 114 runs batted in, while putting up a team-best batting average of .319.
  • Goldschmidt ranks eighth in homers and fourth in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
  • Goldschmidt has hit safely in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is batting .316 with a double and two RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado has 41 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 51 walks while batting .293.
  • Arenado ranks 20th in homers and eighth in RBI this year.
  • Tommy Edman is hitting .261 with 30 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 45 walks.
  • Brendan Donovan is batting .281 with 20 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 59 walks.
  • Donovan has hit safely in four games in a row. In his last five games he is batting .308 with a double and four walks.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs with 26, runs batted in with 60 and his batting average of .260 is also best on his team.
  • Reynolds’ home run total ranks 34th in MLB, and he is 96th in RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 121 hits and an OBP of .316 to go with a slugging percentage of .350 this season.
  • Hayes is 242nd overall in homers and 198th in RBI this year.
  • Hayes has safely hit in four straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .353 with a double and an RBI.
  • Ben Gamel has 84 hits this season and a slash line of .232/.326/.365.
  • Oneil Cruz is batting .229 with an OBP of .287 and a slugging percentage of .454 this season.

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