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Pirates at Cardinals 7/16/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions

St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds & Info

Game St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time Tuesday July 16, 2019, 8:15 PM (EDT)
Latest odds
STL -155 O/U 8.5
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The Pittsburgh Pirates play the second game of a three-game series on the road Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Pirates lost their third straight on Sunday when falling to the Chicago Cubs 8-3 and were swept by Chicago in the three-game series. The Pirates have fallen 5 ½ games behind the first place Cubs in the National League Central.

St. Louis won its second straight on Sunday after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2. Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright tossed seven shutout innings and Paul Goldschmidt blasted a home run helping the Cardinals to the win. St. Louis remained three games behind first place Chicago in the NL Central with the win.
Josh Bell is leading Pittsburgh with a .298 batting average, in hits with 104, home runs with 27 and RBIs with 84. Pittsburgh is averaging .270 at the plate while opponents are averaging .265. On Tuesday, the Pirates will send Dario Agrazal to the mound. The right-hander this season is 2-0 with an ERA of 2.81, 7 Ks and 5 BBs.

Yadier Molina is leading the Cardinals with a .261 batting average. Marcell Ozuna is the Cardinals leader in home runs with 20 and leads in RBIs with 62. Paul DeJong leads in hits with 86. The Cardinals are averaging .243 at the plate, while opposing hitters are averaging .241. On Tuesday, the Cardinals will send Jack Flaherty to the mound. The right-hander is 4-6 with an ERA of 4.64, 107 Ks and 32 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

Pittsburgh is 2-5 in its last 7

The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Pirates last 8 versus NL Central opponents

St. Louis is 1-4 in Flaherty’s last 5 starts at home

The UNDER has cashed in each of the Cardinals last 4

Free MLB Pick:

St. Louis Cardinals -155

St. Louis has won each of Flaherty’s last 4 starts versus Pittsburgh and the Cardinals have won 40 of the last 59 versus the Pirates played at home in St. Louis. Pittsburgh has lost 13 of the last 16 on the road versus an opponent with a winning record and 12 of the last 16 on the road versus a right-handed starter. Final Score Prediction, St. Louis Cardinals win 8-2.

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