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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/26/2021 Analysis, Odds and Betting Picks
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St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/26/2021 – A four-game series is all set to get underway as the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cardinals will enter this game as they remain at the third spot in the NL Central Division play. St. Louis is still battling for the playoffs with a 64-61 record on the season. Pittsburgh Pirates are coming into this game while sitting at the bottom of the list. The Pirates are too late to make it to the playoffs after their weak overall performance. The best MLB prop bets today are in favor of the Cardinals to win this game and cover the spread.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 08/26/2021
St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals are four games behind the Reds at the third spot in the NL Central Division. The Cardinals split their last two-game series against the Detroit Tigers and they look forward to building on their success. Last night, they gave up two runs and scored three in return. From the plate, the Cardinals have smashed a total of 976 hits and are holding an average of .238. Overall, they have scored 504 runs with 134 home runs in total. The Cardinals are holding a team ERA of 4.04 with a decent WHIP of 1.32.
Players to watch: Tommy Edman 3B (GP 122, AB 486, R 65, H 125, 2B 32, 3B 3, HR 7, RBI 36, TB 184, BB 31, SO 67, SB 20, AVG 0.257, OBP 0.308, SLG 0.379, OPS 0.686, WAR 2.6), Paul Goldschmidt 1B (GP 122, AB 474, R 68, H 133, 2B 25, 3B 1, HR 19, RBI 71, TB 217, BB 48, SO 107, SB 9, AVG 0.281, OBP 0.347, SLG 0.458, OPS 0.804, WAR 3.5).
Pittsburgh Pirates will enter this game holding a 46-81 record on the season. The Pirates are coming off a loss after their last 5-2 defeat against the Diamondbacks. Pittsburgh won Arizona in their series with a 2-1 record. The Pirates are holding an average of .233 after scoring 450 runs in total. Overall, the Pirates have smashed 98 home runs in total. From the pitching end, they are holding a WHIP of 1.41 with an ERA of 5.00. The Pirates will need to focus equally on their batting and pitching unit in order to get past the Cardinals.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 123, AB 446, R 71, H 135, 2B 28, 3B 4, HR 21, RBI 75, TB 234, BB 53, SO 99, SB 3, AVG 0.303, OBP 0.384, SLG 0.525, OPS 0.909, WAR 4.4), Kevin Newman SS (GP 115, AB 405, R 42, H 92, 2B 19, 3B 2, HR 4, RBI 27, TB 127, BB 21, SO 32, SB 3, AVG 0.227, OBP 0.266, SLG 0.314, OPS 0.579, WAR 0.5).
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
St. Louis Cardinals
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis’ last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games.
St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The online baseball betting predictions are against the Pirates to win. Take the Cardinals to build on their past success and get past the Pirates with ease. St. Louis has better batting and pitching units than Pittsburgh.
Score Prediction: Cardinals 5, Pirates 3.