Cardinals vs. Pirates - 5/2/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Pirates (12-10) at St. Louis Cardinals (15-6)
MLB Baseball: Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:15 pm (Busch Stadium)
F Liriano (1-1) (2.22) vs. J Lackey (1-1) (4.21)
The Line: St. Louis Cardinals -121 / Pittsburgh Pirates +111 --- Over/Under: 7 See the Latest Odds
TV: ROOT-PIT, FSN-MW
The Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals play game two of their series Saturday afternoon.
The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pirates have scored 11 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in four of their last six games. The Pirates have lost five of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Neil Walker and Gregory Polanco have combined for 46 hits and 16 RBI while Starling Marte leads Pittsburgh with 17 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won five of their last eight games on the road. Francisco Liriano gets the ball, and he’s 1-1 with a 2.22 ERA and 30 strikeouts this season. Liriano is 4-1 with a 1.98 ERA and 45 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
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The St. Louis Cardinals look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Cardinals have allowed six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last nine games. The Cardinals have won six straight games when allowing three or less runs. Offensively, Matt Carpenter leads St. Louis with 34 hits and 14 RBI while Matt Holliday and Matt Adams have combined for 29 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games on their home field. John Lackey takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 4.21 ERA and 14 strikeouts this season. Lackey is 1-1 with a 4.15 ERA and seven strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
The Pirates are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 2 of a series and 1-4 in Lirianos last 5 starts. The Cardinals are 6-0 in their last 6 during game 2 of a series and 7-1 in Lackeys last 8 home starts. The Pirates are 6-2 in Lirianos last 8 starts vs. Cardinals.
The Cardinals simply can't lose at home, and they're one of the hottest teams in baseball overall. With Lackey on the mound, you have to really like St. Louis and the cheap chalk.