The St. Louis Cardinals (20-18) will visit the Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21), Friday at 6:35 PM ET, in a battle of NL Central rivals. On the hill for the Cardinals will be Adam Wainwright (4-3), opposed by the Pirates’ Zach Thompson (2-3). Even though the Cardinals are playing on the road at the Pirates, they are currently favored on the moneyline at -145, compared to the home team at +125.
Pirates vs Cardinals Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs
Pirates vs Cardinals Probable Starting Pitchers
Adam Wainwright (RHP)
Zach Thompson (RHP)
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The Pirates have been the moneyline underdog in six of Thompson’s starts this season, and they went 2-4 in those games.
Pittsburgh has a 4-3 record from the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline over its last 10 matchups.
In their last 10 outings (all had set totals), the Pirates combined with their opponents to hit the over on the total two times.
The Pirates have won 41.4% of the games this season they were the moneyline underdog (12-17).
In games it has played as a moneyline underdog with odds of +125 or longer, Pittsburgh has an 8-14 record (winning only 36.4% of its games).
The Pirates have an implied moneyline win probability of 44.4% in this game.
Cardinals Betting Tips
Wainwright’s team has a record of 3-2 this season when he starts and they are the favorite on the moneyline.
In three games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, St. Louis has a record of 1-2.
In their last 10 matchups with a total posted by oddsmakers, the Cardinals and their foes are when it comes to hitting the over.
The Cardinals have come away with 10 wins in the 17 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season.
St. Louis has a win-loss record of 8-6 when favored by -145 or better by oddsmakers this year.
The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cardinals have a 59.2% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.