Pirates vs. Cardinals Wednesday Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 8/29/2018 Prediction & Odds

The St. Louis Cardinals won yet another game on Tuesday night and remain one of the hottest teams in Major League Baseball. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to nosedive. Will the Cards beat the Bucs again when these division rivals meet at 8:15 p.m. ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

907 Pittsburgh Pirates (+141) at 908 St. Louis Cardinals (-156); 8 runs

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium

TV: STL (FSMW); PIT (ATTP)

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Cardinals as a -156 favorite. As of this writing, 74% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Pirates on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.

Pirates’ Williams allows one run vs. Braves

Trevor Williams allowed one run in six innings and did not factor into the decision against the Braves on Wednesday. He served up a longball to the first batter he faced (Ronald Acuna) and then yielded just one more base hit the rest of the way. He fanned four and issued two walks in the quality start. Williams has allowed a grand total of four runs in 42 innings over his last seven starts combined. His ERA is down to 3.44 overall to go with a 10-9 record and 1.20 WHIP in 25 starts for the season as a whole.

Cardinals’ Mikolas allows 12 hits to Rockies

Miles Mikolas yielded five runs -- four earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Rockies in Coors Field. Considering that Mikolas gave up 12 hits, two of them homers, it's really pretty amazing that he allowed just five runs, one of which wasn't even earned. David Dahl getting thrown out at home to end the third inning helped. It's the first time all season that Mikolas has allowed five runs. He hadn't given up more than eight hits previously.

MLB Betting Trends

Pittsburgh

The Pirates are 1-6 in their last seven road games.

St. Louis

The Cardinals have won eight of their last 10 home games.

Prediction:

The Pirates have lost 37 of 52 at Busch Stadium, are 1-5 in their last six games overall and 1-5 in Williams’ last six starts versus the Cardinals. St. Louis, meanwhile, has won 19 of Mikolas’ last 26 starts, is 5-0 in his last five home outings and 9-1 in his last 10 starts versus a team with a losing record.

 

The Pick: St. Louis Cardinals -156

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