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Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals 8/20/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
Date & Time: 8/21/2021, 12:15 AM UTC
Location: Busch Stadium
Address: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, USA
Latest Odds: STL -185 ; O/U 9

Busch Stadium will host game one of three Friday night between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Saint Louis Cardinals. Pittsburgh comes into this game 42-79 on the year riding a five-game losing streak. Pittsburgh has the worst scoring offense in Major League Baseball with 3.56 runs on 7.68 hits per game.

Adam Frazier leads the Pittsburgh offense with a .324 batting average on the season. Bryan Reynolds boasts a team high 21 home runs to go along with 72 RBIs on the year. Reynolds also leads the team with 131 hits and a .388 on base percentage.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 61-58 On the year following a two-game losing streak to the Milwaukee Brewers. Miles Mikolas (0-0 2.25 ERA) will get the start Friday for the St. Louis Cardinals. Mikolas Has allowed one run on three hits across four innings of work in his only appearance thus far this season.

St. Louis ranks in the lower half of the league offensively scoring 4.08 runs on 7.81 hits per game. Paul Goldschmidt leads the team with a .279 batting average to go along with a team high 126 hits on the year. Nolan Arenado Boasts a team high 25 home runs to go along with 78 RBIs.

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Betting Trends

  • Pirates are 25-73 SU in their last 98 road games 
  • Pirates are 12-40 SU in their last 52 games against the NL Central
  • Total has gone UNDER in 3 of the last 4 Pirates road games 
  • Cardinals are 2-6 SU in their last 8 home games 
  • Total has gone UNDER in 4 of the last 5 games for St. Louis
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The Cardinals have struggled as of late and can't afford to play poorly with the playoffs on the line. St. Louis is the better team here and will control this game from the start leading to an easy win at home. Take the Cardinals Friday at home. Final Score Prediction, the St. Louis Cardinals win and COVER 8-1.

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