|MLB Cardinals vs. Pirates Picks & Predictions for April 5, 2014|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 05 April 2014 14:45|
Cardinals vs. Pirates Free Pick
PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – The St. Louis Cardinals have had the Pittsburgh Pirates number for some time. Will that continue today when the two meet at 7PM ET?
ODDS: According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, the Pirates are favored at home, as they have odds of -150 to win with Francisco Liriano on the mound. St. Louis has odds of +140 for the game with Joe Kelly pitching. The over/under for runs has been set at 7. St. Louis is 2-2 on the season and 2-2 on the road while Pittsburgh is 3-1 overall and 3-1 at home.
LINE MOVEMENT: Pittsburgh opened as a -145 favorite and hit a low of -140 before making the climb up to -150 before game time. The over/under on runs has yet to change since opening at 7.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers that have currently been placed on the game, 57% of bettors favor the Pirates. This information is subject to change, however, so click on the link provided for the most updated public betting stats.
MLB FREE PICK: Go with St. Louis. According to the latest MLB trends, the Cardinals have won 7 of their last 10 against Pittsburgh and they have won 15 of their last 21 divisional games. St. Louis is also 8-2 in Kelly’s last 10 starts against a winning team and 11-4 in his last 15 starts overall.
SATURDAY’S MLB FREE PICK: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS +140