Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals - 7/11/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (56-30) at Pittsburgh Pirates (50-35)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 7:15 pm (PNC Park)
J Lackey (7-5) (3.09) vs. A Burnett (7-3) (1.99)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -122 / St. Louis Cardinals +112 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates and St Louis Cardinals continue their series at PNC Park in Saturday action.
The St Louis Cardinals had finally suffered their first real slowdown and are trying to turn things around. The Cardinals had won five of seven before suffering a 5-2 setback at PNC Park. Starter Lance Lynn was hit hard with five runs allowed on nine hits over four frames to drop to 6-5. The Redbirds could not keep pace on seven hits and a pair of walks that featured a two run homer from Matt Carpenter that plated Thomas Pham who was 2-4 with a double. John Lackey looks for back to back victories when he matches up with the Pirates. Lackey was dominant last time out in a 6-0 win at the Cubs with six hits allowed over seven frames.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates are bearing down on the Cardinals for control of the National League Central. The Pirates stayed on a roll with Friday’s victory for their 9th in eleven outings behind great hitting and pitching. Gerrit Cole upped his record to 13-3 with both runs given up on six hits and two free passes through seven frames. The Buccos posted ten hits and walked three times with Neil Walker going 3-4 with a homer, two RBI’s and two runs while Jung-ho Kang went 2-4 with a run and RBI.Veteran AJ Burnett looks for his 6th straight quality start when he takes the hill against the Cardinals. Burnett defeated San Diego 2-1 in his last outing with the lone run plated on five hits and a trio of BB in six innings.
The under is 12-4 in the Cardinals last 16 Saturday games and the Cardinals are 6-2 in their last 8 road games while the over is 7-3-1 in their last 11 road games. Pittsburgh are 32-13 in their last 45 overall and are 32-13 in their last 45 games on grass while going 60-29 in their last 89 home games. St Louis are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings. It’s tough to go against Pittsburgh right now…