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St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates 8/28/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time: 8/28/2021, 11:05 PM UTC
Location: PNC Park
Address: Pittsburgh, PA
Latest Odds: STL -175 ; O/U 8.5
TV Channel: SportsNet PIT

On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals play game three of a four-game series on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates. St Louis is 64-62 following an 11-7 loss to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the series on Thursday. St Louis has lost four of the last six and the Cardinals have dropped to 13 games behind first place Milwaukee in the National League Central.

Paul Goldschmidt is batting .282 to lead St Louis and the first baseman has team highs in hits with 136 and on-base percentage at .348. Third baseman Nolan Arenado is the leader in home runs with 26 and RBIs with 84. On Saturday, St Louis will send Adam Wainwright to the mound. The right-hander is 12-7 with an ERA of 3.10, 150 Ks and 39 BBs.

Pittsburgh improved to 47-81 following it's four-run victory over St Louis on Thursday. Gregory Polanco hit a double in the seventh inning that drove in two runs when Pittsburgh scored eight times. The Pirates have won three of the last four, but are mired in last place in the National League Central 31 games behind the first-place Milwaukee Brewers.

Bryan Reynolds is batting .300 to lead Pittsburgh and the left fielder has 21 home runs, 77 RBIs, 136 hits and an on-base percentage of .388 to lead Pittsburgh in each category. The Pirates lack power as Pittsburgh has hit only 100 home runs in 128 games. On Saturday, Pittsburgh will send Steven Brault to the mound. The left hander is 0-2 with an ERA of 1.93, 13 Ks and 4 BBs.

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Betting Trends

  • St Louis is 6-1 in its last 7 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Cardinals last 6
  • PIttsburgh is 6-15 in its last 21
  • The UNDER has cashed in 8 of the Pirates last 12
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Although Pittsburgh starting pitcher Steven Brault is 0-2 and the Pirates have lost each of the last four starts of the right-hander, the PIttsburgh hurler has pitched very well. Brault has allowed a combined four earned runs on 16 hits across 19 ⅓ innings, but has received little run support with a total of four Pittsburgh runs scored in those four outings. Pittsburgh has won five of the last seven overall including two of three against St. Louis last weekend. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 5-2.

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