St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

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The St. Louis Cardinals are set to begin their 2019 campaign versus their divisional rival, the Pittsburgh Pirates, at PNC Park. The matchup can be viewed across the country on ESPN and the first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

St. Louis (+115) is entering this game as the underdog against Pittsburgh (-125) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this afternoon game at eight runs. Odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -110 for the over and -110 for the under. This game currently has a runline of Cardinals +1.5 (-180) and Pirates -1.5 (+160).

Adam Wainwright will get the start for the visiting Cardinals. The right-handed Wainwright struck out 40 hitters over 40 innings last year (eight starts) while finishing the season 2-4 overall with a 4.46 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP.

The Bucs will be turning to righty Chris Archer, who recorded 162 strikeouts over 148 innings last year with only 49 walks, while finishing the season 6-8 overall with a 4.31 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP.

The Cardinals have lost 1.0 units and are 2-1 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has cashed in two of those games, compared to one that’ve hit the under against righty starters. On the other hand, the Pirates have lost 1.0 units and are 0-1 ATS when facing a righty starter.

Cardinals at Pirates Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Pirates, ATS Winner – Cardinals, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • The Pirates went 8-11 SU against the Cardinals last season.
  • The Pirates’ bullpen recorded a 3.90 ERA against the Cardinals last year.