Pirates at Cardinals Saturday Prediction
After splitting the first two games of their series, the Pirates and Cardinals will meet again at 2:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. Will the National League Central rivals play in another pitcher’s duel today at Busch Stadium?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 77% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Pirates on the moneyline.
Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Spin
Adam Frazier went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Cardinals. Frazier led off the game by taking Adam Wainwright deep. It was his fourth career leadoff blast, two of them coming this season. The 27-year-old has been serving as the Pirates’ primary leadoff man this season, but there just hasn’t been much to get excited about here. He’s batting just .258/.321/.367 over 33 games.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Paul Goldschmidt went 3-for-5 against the Pirates on Friday. All three of his hits were singles. Goldschmidt also had three hits on Thursday, so he’s raised his batting average from .240 all the way to .263. That’s good, but he hasn’t homered since April 22.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are 17-40 in their last 57 games played at Busch Stadium despite winning there on Friday night.
St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals have won nine of their last 12 meetings with the Pirates overall.
The under is now 20-8 in the last 28 meetings between these two teams at Busch Stadium following last night’s 2-1 final. I like the under again this afternoon as Miles Mikolas toes the rubber for the Cardinals. After a rough few starts to open the season, Mikolas has resembled the All-Star pitcher he was a year ago in his last three outings. Assuming the get the game in with rain in the forecast, the weather should help keep the scoring down as well. The current forecast has wind blowing in at 8 mph from left-center. Despite St. Louis racking up 17 runs on Thursday night against Pittsburgh pitching, the under is the best play on the board this afternoon.
The Pick: Pirates/Cardinals UNDER 8