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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/10/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/10/2021 – The Cardinals are all set to travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The St. Louis Cardinals will open a three-game series while they try to get closer to the Reds in the second spot. The Cardinals have secured the third position in the NL Central Division play and the Pirates remain at the bottom of the list. Pittsburgh Pirates are way behind opponents and the baseball betting odds and slanting towards the Cardinals. The Pirates are close to a dozen games behind the Cubs in the fourth position.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/10/2021
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals need to win close to seven games to take a decent lead ahead of Cincinnati. St. Louis will need more consistency in their performance as they remain one game below the .500 mark. The Cardinals have won a total of 55 and dropped 56 games in return. JA Happ will be sent to the mound as their starter for this series opener. Happ has an ERA of 6.62 with a 5-6 record on the season. The southpaw has given up two runs in five innings that resulted in a loss against Atlanta Braves in their last game.
Players to watch: Tommy Edman 3B (GP 109, AB 432, R 54, H 109, 2B 27, 3B 3, HR 6, RBI 31, TB 160, BB 25, SO 62, SB 19, AVG 0.252, OBP 0.299, SLG 0.37, OPS 0.669, WAR 1.8, Paul Goldschmidt 1B (GP 109, AB 421, R 59, H 114, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 18, RBI 63, TB 188, BB 41, SO 99, SB 7, AVG 0.271, OBP 0.336, SLG 0.447, OPS 0.783, WAR 2.7).
Pittsburgh Pirates hold one of the worst records in their majors (41-71). The Pirates are 30 games behind the .500 mark and their postseason dream looks long lost. The Pirates are close to a dozen games behind the Cubs in the fourth position. Pittsburgh will enter this game riding a five-game losing streak. Steven Brault will be sent to the mound as their starter in this game. The southpaw is holding a 00 record with an ERA of 2.25. Pittsburgh suffered the loss in his first start after giving up one run in four innings against Milwaukee.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 109, AB 399, R 65, H 123, 2B 26, 3B 3, HR 19, RBI 65, TB 212, BB 49, SO 92, SB 3, AVG 0.308, OBP 0.391, SLG 0.531, OPS 0.923, WAR 4.5, Kevin Newman SS (GP 102, AB 367, R 34, H 80, 2B 11, 3B 2, HR 3, RBI 24, TB 104, BB 19, SO 30, SB 3, AVG 0.218, OBP 0.257, SLG 0.283, OPS 0.54, WAR 0.2).
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh PiratesBetting Numbers
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The St. Louis Cardinals are holding the 23rd rank in OPS and 26th in runs scored. The Pittsburgh Pirates are holding the 29th rank in OPS and 30th in runs scored. The online sportsbook has predicted the Cardinals to win this series opener.
Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Pirates 4.