Sunday, April 22, 2012

Cardinals vs Pirates MLB Handicapping

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The St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at PNC Park.
Kyle Lohse will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Lohse is 2-0 this season with a 0.89 ERA.
Meanwhile, it'll be Erik Bedard who starts for the Pirates. Lefthander Bedard is 0-3 with a 2.65 ERA so far this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 132-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7½.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at +126 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Team records:
St. Louis: 10-5 SU
Pittsburgh: 6-8 SU
St. Louis most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Colorado are 5-5
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis's last 5 games on the road
St. Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Next up:
St. Louis at Chi Cubs, Monday, April 23
Pittsburgh home to Colorado, Monday, April 23


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