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Cardinals at Pirates 9/17/20 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Odds & Info

Game Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Thursday September 17, 2020, 7:05 PM (EDT)
PNC Park 115 Federal Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15212, USA
Latest odds
STL -165 ; O/U 9
TV Channel
SportsNet PIT

On Thursday, the St Louis Cardinals open a five-game series on the road against National League Central rival the Pittsburgh Pirates. St Louis dropped to 21-22 following its 18-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday. The Cardinals are in second place in the NL Central five games behind the first-place Chicago Cubs. However, St Louis has lost three of its last four and five of its last seven.

First baseman Paul Goldschmidt is batting .314 to lead St Louis and has team highs in home runs with six, hits with 44 and on-base percentage .443. Third baseman Brad Miller has a team-high 23 RBIs. On Thursday, St Louis will send Dakota Hudson to the mound. The right-hander is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.92, 31 KS and 13 BBs.

Pittsburgh continues to lose as the Pirates dropped to 14-33 following a 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. Pittsburgh is in last place in the NL Central 14 games behind the front running Chicago Cubs. The Pirates have lost each of their last seven. Over that span of seven losses, Pittsburgh has been outscored 46-14 and the Pirates have scored the fewest runs in baseball with just 173.

Third baseman Colin Moran is batting .261 to lead Pittsburgh and has team-highs in home runs with eight and on-base percentage at .344. Second baseman Erik Gonzalez is leading Pittsburgh in RBIs with 19, while first baseman Josh Bell has a team-high 39 hits. On Thursday, Pittsburgh will send Steven Brault to the mound. The left-hander is 0-3 with an ERA of 5.06, 24 Ks and 17 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • St Louis is 2-5 in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Cardinals last 5 on the road
  • Pittsburgh 0-7 in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Pirates last 5 versus an NL opponent

Free MLB Pick:

St. Louis Cardinals -165

Pittsburgh is playing very poorly at the moment as the Pirates have lost each of their last seven. The Pirates are batting just .220 as a team and only two other teams in baseball have lower batting averages. The Pirates are last in the majors in slugging percentage, on-base percentage and runs scored. That all adds up to very few victories and Pittsburgh has just 14 out of 37 games played. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 5-2.

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