Pirates vs. Cardinals Game 5 Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are -157 money line favorites over the Pirates, who are +145 on the ML. With Gerrit Cole 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 -145 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -157, while the Pirates’ odds have gone from +134 up to +145. The total, meanwhile, opened at 6.5 and has stayed at that number.
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 Cole’s last four road starts and 6-0 in his last six starts overall. They’re also 4-0 in Cole’s last four starts as an underdog, 6-0 in his last six starts following a quality start in his last appearance, and 4-1 in his last five starts versus a team with a winning record. On the other side, the Cardinals are 2-5 in their last seven postseason games and the last time Wainwright pitched a do-or-die Game 5 was last year when he got lit up versus the Nationals. Take the dog Pittsburgh.
2013 NLDS GAME 5 FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +145