Let’s take a closer look at the MLB betting odds for this National League Central matchup at Busch Stadium, with the first pitch scheduled for 8:15 p.m. ET.
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Pittsburgh is 0-4 on its current six-game road trip, which includes a 4-3 defeat to St. Louis as +156 underdogs Tuesday, while pushing up against the betting total of 7.
The Pirates are 9-10 as road underdogs of +100 to +125, with the UNDER going 10-9 in that situation.
Trying to gain ground
St. Louis sits two games back of Pittsburgh in the division standings, as it looks to improve upon its 3-5 mark on its current 10-game homestand.
The Cardinals are 3-4 at home with a money line of -100 to -125 this season, with the UNDER cashing in four of those opportunities.
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Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (12-5, 2.83 ERA) will look to bounce back from his worst outing of the year, as he suffered a 10-1 road defeat to the Colorado Rockies last time out.
The left-hander is 5-4 with a 4.22 ERA in nine road appearances, issuing 27 walks and striking out 52 batters in 53.1 combined frames.
In two career games versus the Cardinals, Liriano has compiled a perfect 2-0 record and 1.93 ERA.
Cardinals starting pitcher Shelby Miller (11-7, 2.89 ERA) has watched the club alternate wins and losses over his last four efforts, as he was knocked out of his last outing after facing just a single batter when getting hit on his throwing elbow by a line drive.
The right-hander is 6-2 with a 1.74 ERA in 11 home outings, with opposing hitters batting .196 against him.
In two lifetime appearances versus the Pirates, Miller is 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA, including a 9-0 home loss on April 28.
I’m going to recommend that readers back the Pirates with their MLB picks, as the Cardinals have dropped their last six games as favorites of -110 to -150.
MLB Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates +105