The St. Louis Cardinals outscored opponents by a 189-run margin during the regular season, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks this week. The Cardinals are set to take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Busch Stadium in Game 1 of the 2013 NLDS on Thursday.
Sports bettors will find that the Cardinals are minus-155 home favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 6.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at Game 1 of this NLDS matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
*Gambling stats courtesy of SBR Forum.