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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07/24/2020 Baseball Forecast, MLB Analysis and Betting Results
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07/24/2020 – Pittsburgh Pirates and Saint Louis Cardinals are all set to clash at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis Missouri for their opening game of the regular MLB season. Point spread baseball betting picks and predictions are up and running as these teams start their 60 game journey for 2020. The Pirates were not promising last year with their 69-93 overall record. Pittsburgh was last in the National League Central and they look forward to kicking start this season with a positive approach. Saint Louis Cardinals proved to be one of those strong teams when they clinched the division title in the National League Central.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07/24/2020
The Pirates have not hit the playoffs for four seasons in a row and they certainly had a frustrating 2019 season. Pittsburgh has some of the key players on their squad like Josh Bell and Gregory Polanco. Pittsburgh Pirates will bank on these players to get past opponents. However, it’s equally important for the Pirates to focus on their pitching unit to get past opponents in their league. Joe Musgrove will be sent to the mound as the starting pitcher against the Pirates in this game. Musgrove did a decent job last year with 157 strikeouts. Playing against the Cardinals is not going to be easy for the Pirates.
Players to watch: C. Moran 3B (GP 13 AB 40 R 3 H 12 2B 4 3B 1 HR 2 RBI 7 TB 24 BB 1 SO 7 SB 0 AVG 0.3 OBP 0.317 SLG 0.6 OPS 0.917), A. Frazier 2B (GP 14 AB 39 R 4 H 7 2B 2 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 3 TB 12 BB 3 SO 7 SB 2 AVG 0.179 OBP 0.238 SLG 0.308 OPS 0.546).
Saint Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals are coming in strong with their squad intact. Saint Louis is all set to create some damage and they have all the talent it takes to get to the playoffs once again. Last year, Saint Louis finished with an impressive 91-71 record. Mike Shildt did a perfect job as a manager for his team in his first year of service. Matt Carpenter, Kolten Wong, Paul DeJong and Yadier Molina are all set to play an important role for their team. The Cardinals will turn in Jack Flaherty as their starting pitcher against the Pirates.
Players to watch: T. Edman SS (GP 13 AB 43 R 8 H 10 2B 1 3B 0 HR 1 RBI 6 TB 14 BB 2 SO 6 SB 1 AVG 0.233 OBP 0.298 SLG 0.326 OPS 0.623), E. Sosa SS (GP 17 AB 39 R 6 H 9 2B 2 3B 0 HR 2 RBI 5 TB 17 BB 3 SO 5 SB 0 AVG 0.231 OBP 0.295 SLG 0.436 OPS 0.731).
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals Betting Numbers
Pittsburgh is 4-11 SU in their last 15 games.
Saint Louis Cardinals
The total has gone OVER in 9 of St. Louis’ last 13 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals Betting Picks
The money line baseball betting picks have laid their chances on the Saint Louis Cardinals in this game. The Cardinals have a 58 percent chance of winning, while Pittsburgh has a 32 percent chance of winning.
Score Prediction: Saint Louis Cardinals 5, Pittsburgh Pirates 3.