St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates


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Today’s matchup is between the St Louis Cardinals (22-24) and the Pittsburgh pirates (15-34). The Cardinals have won 2 of their last 5 games & the Pirates have won 0 of their last 5 games.

The Cardinals are starting Carlos Martinez (RHP), on the mound who is 0-2 on the season pitching a 10.32 ERA, 6.54 FIP, .435 wOBA, K% of 22.0%, BB% of 6.8%, 89.1 MPH average exit velocity, and a 2.12 WHIP in 11.1 innings pitched.

The Pirates are starting Trevor Williams (RHP), who is 1-7 on the season with a 6.35 ERA, 6.23 FIP, .383 wOBA, K% of 20.2%, BB% of 8.6%, 86.5 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.63 WHIP in 45.1 innings pitched.

The Cardinals are the 24th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Pirates are 13th.

On the hitting side, the Cardinals have a .316 wOBA and a .333 OBP. The Pirates have a .325 wOBA and a .330 OBP. The Cardinals have 43 HRs this season while the Pirates have 42 HRs.

I like the Pirates money-line here, they have the slightly better pitcher and better relievers to take control of this game in the later innings.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games.
  • St. Louis are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
  • St. Louis are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home.





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