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MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

Jeff GrantContributor IApril 15, 2013

MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates have plated 19 runs in their last three games, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday night, as they prepare to take on the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park.

    Sports bettors will find that the Pirates are +109 home underdogs in the pro baseball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 7.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this National League Central matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a pick along the way. 

St. Louis Cardinals

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    The St. Louis Cardinals finished with a 4-2 record on their recent six-game homestand, but suffered a disappointing 4-3 setback to the Milwaukee Brewers as -155 favorites Sunday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinals have won 15 of Lance Lynn's last 16 starts versus divisional foes.

Pittsburgh Pirates

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last six games, including a 10-7 come-from-behind victory over the Cincinnati Reds as +141 home underdogs Sunday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Pirates have won five of James McDonald's last six home starts versus a team with a winning record.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Pittsburgh Pirates as one of their MLB picks Monday night, as they've won their last four games at PNC Park versus right-handed starters.

    MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +109

     

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