Pirates vs. Cardinals MLB Prediction
The Cardinals will attempt to earn a series split versus the Pirates on Sunday when they host Pittsburgh once more at 2:15 p.m. ET. Are the Cards a safe bet to cash as a large money line favorite or is there a better play on the board?
909 Pittsburgh Pirates (+130) at 910 St. Louis Cardinals (-150); o/u 9
2:15 p.m. ET, Sunday, June 27, 2021
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Pittsburgh Pirates DFS SPIN
Gregory Polanco went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Saturday versus the Cardinals. The 29-year-old has been swinging a cold bat of late, hitting .180 over the last 30 games and just .167 over the last seven. Polanco was certainly ready for Adam Wainwright's cutter in the fourth inning, however, serving a 112.2 miles per hour line drive over the right-field fence. Polanco now carries a .201/.271/.369 slash line with eight home runs and seven stolen bases in 63 contests.
St. Louis Cardinals DFS Spin
Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-3 with a home run during Saturday’s victory over the Pirates. Goldschmidt’s blast in the bottom of the fifth inning off JT Brubaker traveled 470 feet with an exit velocity of 108.9 miles per hour. The long ball was the fourth-longest home run in the history of Busch Stadium (the current version) and was the first baseman’s 11th of the season. The 33-year-old is now batting .253/.321/.418 with 40 RBI and 39 runs scored.
Pirates vs. Cardinals Betting Prediction
The over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and is 3-1-1 in the last five meetings in St. Louis. The over is also 3-1-2 in the Pirates’ last six games as an underdog, is 4-1 in their last five games coming off a loss and is 4-1-1 in their last six games when facing National League Central opponents. Finally, the over is 9-4-2 in the Bucs’ last 15 road games and is 9-4-2 in their last 15 games as a road underdog.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PIRATES/CARDINALS OVER 9