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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07/26/2020 MLB Previews, Game Analysis and Baseball Spread

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07-26-2020 MLB Previews Game Analysis and Baseball Spread

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07/26/2020 – Pittsburgh Pirates will try to end their losing streak against Saint Louis Cardinals after they face-off in their final game of a three-game series at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. The Pirates have not yet tasted victory this 2020 season since they are struggling to make it past the Cardinals. Baseball betting picks are up and running as the Cardinals try to sweep the Pirates in this final game. Pittsburgh failed to produce support from the plate and they equally failed to prevent the Cardinals from scoring.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals 07/26/2020

When: Sunday, July 26, 2:15 PM EST
Where: Busch Stadium, Saint Louis, Missouri
TV: FS-M
Stream: SofaScore

Pittsburgh Pirates

In their opening game, the Pittsburgh Pirates scored four runs from the plate but surrendered five in return. The Pirates expected a bounce back in their second match. However, the Cardinals were too dominated at the plate. Pittsburgh’s pitching unit surrendered a solid nine runs to the Cardinals while the hitting squad was stuck with just one. The Pirates will hope to prevent the Cardinals from scoring as they deliver Mitch Keller to the mound as their starting pitcher. Keller has never pitched against the Cardinals and this is going to be his first game. The Pirates need to depend on their batting squad if they want to win.

Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP 2 AB 8 R 3 H 2 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 0 TB 2 BB 0 SO 2 SB 0 AVG 0.25 OBP 0.25 SLG 0.25 OPS 0.5 WAR 0), A. Frazier 2B (GP 2 AB 8 R 0 H 1 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 0 TB 1 BB 0 SO 1 SB 0 AVG 0.125 OBP 0.125 SLG 0.125 OPS 0.25 WAR 0).

Saint Louis Cardinals

The Cardinals are a powerhouse when it comes to scoring. Saint Louis combined a total of 14 runs in just two games after surrendering just five. If the Cardinals win this game it will be their first successful three opening games since 2006. Saint Louis has the potential to be a top contender for the World Championship title this year. Paul DeJong and Kolten Wong played an important role from the batting side. Paul Goldschmidt is the top player at the moment with one RBI and four hits. Saint Louis will turn in Dakota Hudson as their starter in this game against the Pirates.

Players to watch: T. Edman SS (GP 2 AB 9 R 0 H 2 2B 0 3B 1 HR 0 RBI 2 TB 4 BB 0 SO 3 SB 0 AVG 0.222 OBP 0.222 SLG 0.444 OPS 0.667 WAR 0), Y. Molina C (GP 2 AB 8 R 1 H 2 2B 0 3B 0 HR 0 RBI 1 TB 2 BB 0 SO 1 SB 0 AVG 0.25 OBP 0.25 SLG 0.25 OPS 0.5 WAR 0).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals Betting Numbers

Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games.
Pirates are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Pittsburgh is 1-12 SU in their last 13 games against St. Louis.
Pittsburgh is 0-8 SU in their last 8 games on the road.
Pirates are 0-6 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis.

Saint Louis Cardinals

The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games.
Cardinals are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’ last 9 games at home.
Cardinals 6-0 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Saint Louis Cardinals Betting Picks

Dakota Hudson held a decent 16-7 record last season and the Cardinals have a talented batting unit to back them. Pittsburgh will not perform well Keller on the mound as their starter. Back the Cardinals to get a clean sweep in this game.

Score Prediction: Saint Louis Cardinals 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 3.