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

The St. Louis Cardinals (92-67) meet the Pittsburgh Pirates (60-99) on Monday at PNC Park, at 6:35 PM ET.

The Pirates are an underdog (+143 moneyline odds to win) when they host the Cardinals (-165). The St. Louis Cardinals will hand the ball to Miles Mikolas (12-13, 3.30 ERA), who is looking for win No. 13 on the season, and the Pirates will turn to Mitch Keller (5-12, 3.92 ERA). The matchup has an over/under of 7.5 total runs.

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Cardinals vs. Pirates Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • St. Louis was the moneyline favorite in four of its last 10 games, and finished 3-1 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 five times.
  • St. Louis’ ATS record is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.

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  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in three of its past 10 games and has gone 1-2 in 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 a record of 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.

Cardinals vs. Pirates Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Miles Mikolas

  • The Cardinals have a 19-14-0 record against the spread in Mikolas’ starts.
  • The Cardinals have been the moneyline favorite in 22 of Mikolas’ starts this season, and they went 14-8 in those games.
  • Mikolas’ team has won 18 of his 32 starts.
  • Mikolas has had 33 starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in 13 of those outings.

Projected starter: Mitch Keller

  • Keller and his team are 15-13-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Pittsburgh has a record of 7-15 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Keller’s team has won nine of his 28 starts this season.
  • Out of Keller’s 28 starts with a total this season, 10 have hit the over.

Cardinals Batting Leaders

  • Paul Goldschmidt has put up a team-best batting average of .318, and paces the Cardinals in home runs (35) and runs batted in (114).
  • Among batters in baseball, Goldschmidt ranks eighth in homers and fourth in RBI.
  • Nolan Arenado has 42 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and 52 walks while hitting .292.
  • Arenado ranks 20th in homers and seventh in RBI among hitters in baseball.
  • Tommy Edman has 30 doubles, four triples, 13 home runs and 46 walks while batting .262.
  • Brendan Donovan is hitting .280 with 21 doubles, a triple, five home runs and 60 walks.
  • Donovan heads into this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 outings he is batting .258 with three doubles, a home run, eight walks and four RBI.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in batting average (.260), home runs (27) and runs batted in (61) this season.
  • Among all hitters in MLB, Reynolds is 30th in home runs and 100th in RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 121 hits and an OBP of .314 to go with a slugging percentage of .347 this season.
  • Among all major league hitters, Hayes ranks 243rd in homers and 205th in RBI.
  • Ben Gamel is slashing .232/.325/.372 this season for the Pirates.
  • Gamel has hit safely in two games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .273 with a double, a home run, three walks and three RBI.
  • Oneil Cruz has collected 74 hits this season and has an OBP of .291. He’s slugging .458 on the year.

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