Jeff Locke has produced an UNDER result for totals bettors at the online sportsbooks in four of his last five starts against the division-rival St. Louis Cardinals as those two teams meet in baseball betting action on Tuesday night.
Locke is 6-6 with a 4.31 ERA on the season, with the Pirates having gone 1-1 with him on the mound against the Cardinals so far this season in a pair of UNDER results. Carlos Martinez (11-4, 2.57 ERA) will counter for the Cardinals.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
St. Louis was a -150 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.
Odds – VSB
computer score prediction models pick a possible 5-4.2 win for the Cardinals on Tuesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
71-40 St. Louis battles the Pirates, currently with a 65-44 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and St. Louis vs Pittsburgh injuries news.
According to MLB Power Rankings here, it’s the No. 7-ranked St. Louis Cardinals and the No. 18-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the St. Louis Cardinals No. 19-ranked scoring average of 3.96 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 11 and scoring 4.22 runs per game. The Cardinals have averaged 8.64 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.97 per nine innings).
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and St. Louis has the No. 1-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating A Wood and the Dodgers 13-6 on Sunday at PNC Park.
St. Louis didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park.
- Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
- Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing St. Louis
- St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis’s last 7 games
- St. Louis is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of St. Louis’s last 10 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Wednesday, August 12th