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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - 8/11/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals
Date & Time Sunday August 11, 2019, 2:15 PM (EDT)
Location
Busch Stadium
St. Louis, Missouri
The Line
St. Louis Cardinals -188 / Pittsburgh Pirates +177 O/U: 9
TV Channel
ATPT, FSMW
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The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will match up on the MLB circuit to finish their series on Sunday.

The Cardinals managed a 6-2 win in the Friday opener of this set. On Saturday, St. Louis scored two runs in the sixth to hang on for a 3-1 win.

For the Sunday game, Pittsburgh will send out Steven Brault for the start. Across his 66.0 innings and 3-1 mark so far, Brault has a 4.09 ERA with 59 Ks and 33 BBs.

Over on the Cardinals’ side, they’re going with Miles Mikolas on Sunday. Mikolas is 7-12 with a 3.94 ERA and 97 strikeouts this year.

The Pirates are 0-4 in their last four Sunday games and 0-8 in their last eight ing game three of a series. Pitt is 2-5 in Brault’s last seven starts and 2-5 in his last seven in game three of a series.

Meanwhile, the Cardinals are 19-7 in their last 26 versus a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30 and 1-4 in their last five versus a left-handed starter. The under is 10-1-1 in the Cardinals’ last 12 Sunday games and 59-27-3 in their last 89 in game three of a series.

Brault came back from the 10-day IL in his last start on Tuesday, and bagged two runs on three hits with six Ks in 5.1 innings. He’s got a 2.21 ERA in his last eight starts.

As for Mikolas, he’s getting normal rest here despite the Cards jumping a spot in the rotation. Since the break, he’s got a 2.18 ERA in five starts.

This should be an entertaining matchup and a close game. I’m taking the at-home Cardinals to eke one out, though.

Pick:
St. Louis Cardinals -188

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