Cardinals vs. Pirates MLB Prediction

Cardinals vs. Pirates, 8/29/21 MLB Predictions & Betting Odds

National League Central rivals will play the rubber match on Sunday afternoon when the Pirates host the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m. ET. With Kwang-Hyun Kim set to oppose Wil Crowe in the pitching matchup, what’s the top play for bettors when it comes to this matchup?

Game Snapshot

903 St. Louis Cardinals (-175) at 904 Pittsburgh Pirates (+160); o/u 8.5

1:05 p.m. ET, Sunday, August 29, 2021

PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

St. Louis Cardinals DFS Notes

Paul Goldschmidt went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's win over the Pirates. Goldschmidt made his presence felt throughout, collecting an RBI single in the third inning, an RBI double in the sixth inning and a bases-loaded walk in the seventh inning. On the whole this season, veteran slugger Goldy is slashing .288/.353/.480 with 21 home runs and 77 RBI over the course of 126 games played. Goldschmidt has picked up multiple hits in three of his last four games.

Pittsburgh Pirates DFS Notes

Bryan Reynolds went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Cardinals. Reynolds notched his 29th double of the season in this one, but the Pirates were unable to do anything with that extra-base knock -- the team's only extra-base hit of the evening against a stellar Adam Wainwright. For the campaign as a whole, Reynolds is slashing a robust .298/.379/.516 with 21 home runs, 77 RBI and four steals in 127 games played.

Cardinals vs. Pirates MLB Betting Prediction

The Cardinals are 43-19 in their last 62 games versus the Pirates and are 23-4 in their last 27 games at PNC Park. They’re also 8-1 in their last nine road games, are 20-8 in their last 28 games as a road favorite and are 12-5 in their last 17 games as a favorite. On the other side, the Pirates are 3-9 in their last 12 games as a home underdog, are 12-40 in their last 52 games versus a left-handed starter and are 16-41 in their last 57 games following a loss.

MLB BETTING PREDICTION: ST. LOUIS CARDINALS -174

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