The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals have gone above the betting total in five of their last seven meetings, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Thursday as the two teams will meet at PNC Park.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Cardinals are plus-110 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the total sitting at eight in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this National League Central matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.
The St. Louis Cardinals have lost seven games in a row, including a 5-4 setback to the Pittsburgh Pirates as minus-113 road favorites on Wednesday.
Cardinals starting pitcher Joe Kelly is 0-1 with a 6.43 ERA in two career appearances at PNC Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 4-4 at home with a money line of minus-100 to minus-125 this season, with the UNDER going 5-3 in that situation.
Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton is 2-7 with a 6.17 ERA in 11 career outings against the St. Louis Cardinals.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total in this contest, as the St. Louis Cardinals have gone above the number in eight of Joe Kelly's last 11 starts.
MLB Pick: Over Eight Runs
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