Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Free MLB Picks

June 29, 2012


The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet on the field at Busch Stadium on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
Righthander Kevin Correia will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Correia is 3-6 this season with a 4.03 ERA.
Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright. The righthander has a 4.32 ERA to go along with a 6-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 200-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 8.
The Pirates were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Phillies. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -112 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for UNDER bettors.
St. Louis lost its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Marlins on June 27. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -133 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 40-35 SU
St. Louis: 40-36 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Miami are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
St. Louis home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 30

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