Pirates vs. Cardinals Saturday Prediction
The Cardinals snapped their five-game losing streak last night with a win over the Pirates. With Adam Wainwright on the hill tonight, will they make it two in a row against their NL Central rivals?
Game Snapshot & Odds
959 Pittsburgh Pirates (+130) at 960 St. Louis Cardinals (-149); 9 runs
Saturday, August 10, 2019
7:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 84% of the betting tickets are on the Cardinals to beat the Pirates on the moneyline.
Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Spin
Josh Bell went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored Friday against the Cardinals. Bell doubled and scored in the second inning before doing it again in the fourth inning. Fantasy owners have to be thrilled about the results after he was given three days off to reset following a brutal slump.
St. Louis Cardinals Fantasy Spin
Marcell Ozuna went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Pirates. It was part of a four-run eighth inning which gave the Cardinals some much-needed late-inning wiggle room. Ozuna is just 3-for-20 (.150) since returning from the injured list, but two of those hits are home runs. He’s now up at 22 home runs and 65 RBI through 85 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Pirates are just 8-24 in their last 32 games versus the National League Central.
The Cardinals are 8-1 in their last nine games when facing divisional rivals.
The Cardinals have won 13 of their last 16 home games against the Pirates when Wainwright starts and are 20-8 in his last 28 outings overall versus Pittsburgh. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 20-43 in their last 63 games played at Busch Stadium and are 8-21 in their last 21 games versus the Cardinals overall. They’re also 0-5 in Joe Musgrove’s last five starts versus St. Louis and 0-4 in his last four road outings against the Cardinals.
The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -149