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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 8/27/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 8/27/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be stamping bases against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 6:15 PM ET. Pittsburgh will be playing in game 2 of this doubleheader match against the Cardinals after losing six of their last nine outings. Meanwhile, St. Louis comes into this game 2 of Thursday’s doubleheader after winning six of their last nine match-ups. The Pittsburgh Pirates are in 15th place in the National League, with a .269 team percentage and 7-19 standing and are in 5th place in the NL Central Division. The Cardinals are in 2nd place in the NL Central Division, with a .550 team percentage and 11-9 standing and are in 5th place in the National League.

Pittsburgh did not score any hit in their Tuesday’s 0-4 loss to the White Sox. OF Gregory Polanco recorded 12 RBIs and a .136 BA in leading the Pirates. Left-handed Derek Holland (1-1 with a 6.17 ERA) will be climbing up the hill to start this doubleheader game 2.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 8/27/2020

St. Louis won their last Wednesday’s face-off against Kansas City with 6-5 score. Starter Daniel Hudson has given up two runs in 6 innings of play in that win. OF Tyler O’Neill posted a two-run single in the 9th frame and tied the contest for the Cardinals. Rookie Johan Oviedo (0-0 with a 3.60 ERA) will start this second game for St. Louis. The right-handed Oviedo allowed two hits and struck four batters out in five innings during a 2-4 defeat at home against the White Sox.

The Pirates have starting Pitchers Joe Musgrove (triceps) and Mitch Keller (oblique), Relief Pitchers Keona Kela (forearm), Kyle Crick (shoulder), Yacksel Rios (shoulder), Nick Burdi (elbow) and Clay Holmes (forearm) out of this game. SS Kevin Newman (abdomen), 3B Phillip Evans (jaw) and DH Colin Moran (concussion) will not be playing. The Cardinals have CF Lane Thomas, SP Carlos Martinez, LF Austin Dean, RP Ryan Helsley, DH Rangel Ravelo, and 2B Edmundo Soza. Starting Pitcher Miles Mikolas (forearm), Relief Pitchers Kodi Whitley (elbow), Junior Hernandez (illness), and John Brebbia (elbow), Catcher Matt Wieters (toe) out of this game..

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this game is St. Louis -175. Pittsburgh is 19-44 SU in their last 63 contests on the road, and the OVER is 4-1 in the Pirates’ last 5 outings on the road. St. Louis is 4-1 in their last 5 match-ups at home, and the UNDER is 3-1-1 in the Cardinals’ last 5 contests at home. Pittsburgh is 21-47 in the last 68 encounters in St. Louis. The prediction, pick the Cardinals -175 to a score of 5-3.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 8/27/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time:  6:15 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2020


MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -175

MLB Totals: 7.5

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