Pirates vs. Cardinals - 7/10/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Louis Cardinals (55-30) at Pittsburgh Pirates (50-34)
MLB Baseball: Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)
L Lynn (6-4) (2.53) vs. G Cole (12-3) (2.37)
The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates -141 / St. Louis Cardinals +131 --- Over/Under: 6.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSN-MW, ROOT-PIT
The St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates play game two of their series Friday night.
The St. Louis Cardinals look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Cardinals have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Cardinals have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Jhonny Peralta leads St. Louis with 93 hits and 44 RBI while Kolten Wong and Yadier Molina have combined for 67 RBI. The St. Louis Cardinals have won six of their last eight road games. Lance Lynn gets the nod, and he’s 6-4 with a 2.53 ERA and 97 strikeouts this season. Lynn is 5-3 with a 4.43 ERA and 81 strikeouts in his career against the Pirates.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates look to remain hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last seven games. The Pirates have split their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Andrew McCutchen leads Pittsburgh with 90 hits and 54 RBI while Starling Marte and Neil Walker have combined for 80 RBI. The Pittsburgh Pirates have won seven of their last 10 home games. Gerrit Cole takes the hill, and he’s 12-3 with a 2.28 ERA and 113 strikeouts this season. Cole is 1-2 with a 3.42 ERA and 20 strikeouts in his career against the Cardinals.
The Cardinals are 5-1 in their last 6 Friday games and 5-1 in Lynns last 6 starts. The Pirates are 24-10 in their last 34 Friday games and 36-15 in Coles last 51 starts. The Cardinals are 0-4 in Lynns last 4 road starts vs. Pirates.
Cole has made us a ton of money this season and there's no reason to fade the possible CY Young award winner now. Take Pittsburgh to remain the hottest team in baseball.