Pirates vs. Cardinals Prediction
Mitch Keller will oppose Dakota Hudson in Friday night’s pitching matchup at Busch Stadium, where the Cardinals will host the Pirates at 8:15 p.m. ET. With the Cardinals listed as sizable favorites and the total sitting at 9 runs, what’s the best bet tonight in St. Louis?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
909 Pittsburgh Pirates (+120) at 910 St. Louis Cardinals (-142); o/u 9
8:15 p.m. ET, Friday, September 1, 2023
Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO
Pirates vs. Cardinals Public Betting Information
As of this writing, our MLB Public Betting Page shows that 52% of bets are on the Cardinals’ moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided so that you’re getting the most updated information.
Pittsburgh Pirates DFS SPIN
Bryan Reynolds went 2-for-3 with a home run on Wednesday in a 4-1 win over the Royals. Reynolds got the scoring started in this one with a solo blast off Angel Zerpa in the first inning. He then led off the third frame with a base hit and ended his day with a walk in the eighth. The 28-year-old outfielder is hitting .265/.326/.467 with 19 homers, 65 RBI, and 10 steals across 521 plate appearances.
St. Louis Cardinals DFS SPIN
Tommy Edman walloped a game-winning two-run homer in the ninth inning on Wednesday, lifting the Cardinals to a 5-4 comeback victory over the Padres. Edman, who also recorded a career-high three stolen bases in this one, stepped to the plate with rookie Masyn Winn at second base and two outs in the ninth inning, and proceeded to take Padres elite closer Josh Hader deep for a walk-off shot to right-center field. It was his 12th round-tripper of the season and his second consecutive game with a walk-off hit against San Diego.
Pirates vs. Cardinals MLB Betting Trends
Pittsburgh is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of St. Louis’s last 19 games at home
St. Louis is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pirates vs. Cardinals MLB BETTING PREDICTION
Keller is 11-8 with a 4.01 ERA on the season and is coming off a 2-1 victory over the Cubs last Friday. He threw eight scoreless innings in that game, holding the Cubs to four hits while striking out six. While he struggled to a 0-4 start after the All-Star break (posting a 9.97 ERA in the process), he’s now 2-0 with a 1.35 ERA and has allowed 16 hits in 20 innings over his last three starts. Hudson, meanwhile, is 5-1 with a 4.41 ERA but has been aided by a ton of run support. In fact, he’s 2-1 against the Pirates in 10 career appearances versus the Pirates (six starts), but his ERA is 5.64 over that span. Give me the Bucs.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH PIRATES +120