Pirates at Cardinals 6/3/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 6/3/2018, 6:15 PM UTC
Latest Odds: STL -140 O/U 8.5
TV Channel: FSM

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates conclude a four-game series on the road against National League Central rivals the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Pirates have split the first two games of the series losing the first on Thursday 10-8, but rebounding to win Friday 4-0. Jameson Taillon threw a three-hitter across eight innings for the Pirates keeping the Cardinals off the scoreboard. The Pirates allowed 10 runs in the first game, but kept the Cardinals from scoring on Friday thanks to Taillon. Miles Mikolas suffered his first loss of the season and is now 6-1. He allowed just two runs with one being earned over six innings. Yadier Molina could return for St. Louis next Tuesday after completing a rehab assignment as his pelvic injury has healed.
Corey Dickerson leads the Pirates with a .314 batting average and team high 64 hits. Gregory Polanco leads in home runs with eight and Francisco Cervelli in RBIs with 34. Pittsburgh has a team batting average of .258 while opposing hitters are averaging .254 at the plate against Pirates pitching. On Sunday, the Pirates will send Nick Kingham to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-1 with an ERA of 3.75, 25 Ks and 4 BBs.

Jose Martinez leads the Cardinals with a .293 batting average and team highs in RBIs with 31 and hits with 58. Tommy Pham leads the team in home runs with nine. St. Louis has a team batting average of .241 while opposing hitters are averaging the same .241 at the plate against Cardinals pitching. On Sunday, the Cardinals will send Michael Wacha to the mound. The right-hander this season is 6-1 with an ERA of 2.71, 53 Ks and 25 BBs.

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Betting Trends

Pittsburgh is 4-10 in its last 14 games played

The UNDER has cashed in 12 of the Pirates last 18 games played on Sunday

St. Louis has won 8 of Wacha’s last 10 starts

The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Cardinals last 6 games at home

St. Louis has won 6 of Wacha’s last 7 starts at home against Pittsburgh and 35 of its last 52 games against the Pirates at home. The pitching edge is too much for Cardinals as St Louis finishes off winning series on Sunday. Final Score Prediction, St Louis Cardinals win closeout game 5-2.


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