Pirates at Cardinals 6/1/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: At. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 6/2/2018, 12:15 AM UTC
Latest Odds: STL -130 O/U 8.5
TV Channel: fSN

The Pittsburgh Pirates visit the St. Louis Cardinals for a National League Central showdown on Friday.

The Pirates snapped a four-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. Pittsburgh received a strong outing on the mound from Joe Musgrove as he went seven innings. A hard slide again at home plate caused the benches for both team to empty onto the field but calm was quickly restored.

The Cardinals lost to Milwaukee 3-2 on Wednesday. In the loss, Harrison Bader hit a home run for the Cardinals and Dexter Fowler collected three singles. The Pirates and Cardinals opened this series on Thursday.
Starling Marte leads the Pirates with a team high .309 batting average. Gregory Polanco has the team lead in home runs with eight, while Corey Dickerson leads in RBIs with 31 and hits with 60. Pittsburgh has a team batting average of .257, while opposing hitters are averaging .254 at the plate against Pirates pitching. On Friday, the Pirates will send Jameson Taillon to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-4 with an ERA of 4.53, 54 Ks and 17 BBs.

Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with a .298 batting average and a team high in hits with 57 and in RBIs with 31. Tommy Pham is leading in home runs with nine. St. Louis has a team batting average of .240 while opposing hitters are averaging .239 at the plate against Cardinals pitching. On Friday, the Cardinals will send Miles Mikolas to the mound. The right-hander this season is 6-0 with an ERA of 2.58, 51 Ks and 7 BBs.

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Betting Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-11 in its last 16 games on the road

The UNDER has cashed in 9 of Taillon’s last 11 starts on the road

St. Louis is 5-0 in Mikolas’ last 5 starts

The UNDER has cashed in 18 of the last 28 Cardinals games

St. Louis has won 35 of the last 52 games versus Pittsburgh at home. St. Louis won two of three against the Pirates in late May. Think the Cardinals hot hitting offense and big home field edge is too much for Pirates. Final Score Prediction, St Louis Cardinals win big 6-1.


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