Pirates vs. Cardinals Free Pick

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ST. LOUIS, MO (ATS Consultants) – Will the Pirates steal Game 1 of the NLDS when they visit the Cardinals today at 5:05PM ET?

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ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are -144 money line favorites over the Pirates, who are +133 on the ML. With A.J. Burnett set to face Adam Wainwright in the pitching matchup, the over/under total is currently sitting at 6.5 runs.

LINE MOVEMENT: The Cardinals opened as -152 money line favorites but their odds have dropped to -144, while the Pirates’ odds have gone from +140 down to +133. Pittsburgh finished the regular season with a  94-68 record and was 44-37 on the road, while St. Louis is 97-65 overall and 54-27 at home.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 67% of the betting public currently favors St. Louis. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.

MLB FREE PICK: Take Pittsburgh. According to latest MLB trends, the Pirates are 4-0 in their last four games overall and 4-0 in their last four games versus NL Central opponents. They’re also 8-1 in their last nine road games, 6-1 in their last seven road games versus a right-handed starter, and 4-1 in their last five games following a win. The Pirates have built up a little bit of confidence and momentum heading into tonight’s game in St. Louis having beaten the Reds on Tuesday night. Look for them to steal a win tonight on the road.

2013 NLDS GAME 1 FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +133

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