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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 batting balls against the St. Louis Cardinals at the Busch Stadium in St. Louis on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at 3:15 PM ET. Pittsburgh will play in game 1 of this Thursday’s doubleheader after losing twice (0-4, 3-10) to the White Sox. Meanwhile, St. Louis comes into this first installment after winning Wednesday’s contest (6-5) against Kansas City. The Pittsburgh Pirates, with a 7-19 standing and a .269 team percentage, are in 5th place in the NL Central Division and are in 15th place in the National League. The St. Louis Cardinals are in 5th place in the National League, with an 11-9 standing and a .550 team percentage and are in 2nd place behind the Cubs in the NL Central Division.

Pittsburgh won only four of their last 10 outings, and lost the last two contests against the White Sox. Jacob Stallings recorded two hits and two RBIs in leading the offense for the Pirates. Stalling notched the third of the team’s hits in that losing effort. Chad Kuhl (1-1, 2.84 ERA and 19 Ks in 19 frames) will start for his fourth start this season. Kuhl posted a 19-21 record with a 4.28 ERA and 295 strikeouts in 332.0 total innings in his major league career.

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

St. Louis won six of their last 10 assignments after winning their last game (6-5) versus Kansas City, Wednesday night. Tyler O’Neill scored two hits, two runs and a walk in leading the offense for the Cardinals in that victory. Left-handed Kwang Hyun Kim (1-0, 1.69 ERA, 4 Ks over 10.2 frames) will take on the mound for his third start in his first major league season.

The Pirates have starting Pitchers H. Noesi (personal reasons), C. Archer (shoulder), J. Taillon (elbow), J. Musgrove (triceps), C. Holmes (elbow), and M. Keller (side), with Relief Pitchers M. Feliz (elbow), K. Crick (shoulder), Y. Rios (shoulder), and N. Burdi (elbow) out of this game. Catcher L. Maile (finger), SS K. Newman (abdominal), 2B Kramer (hip), 3B P. Evans (jaw) and C. Moran (head) will not be playing today. The Cardinals have starting Pitcher M. Mikolas (forearm), Relief Pitchers J. Brebbia (elbow) and J. Hicks (personal reasons), Catcher M. Wieters (toe), First Baseman R. Ravelo (undisclosed status) out of this game. The following players are under quarantine due to COVID 19 infection: Starting Pitcher C. Martinez, Relief Pitchers R. Helsley, J. Fernandez, and K. Whitley, CF L. Thomas, and Right Fielder A. Dean.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB Pick for this match-up is St. Louis Cardinals -178. The Pirates are 5-15 SU in their last 20 contests, and 1-6 SU in their last 7 outings when playing on the road against St. Louis. The totals went OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 assignments against an opponent in the National League. The Cardinals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings, and 6-1 SU in their last 7 contests when playing at home against Pittsburgh.. The prediction, pick the Cardinals -178 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:  3:15 PM ET

Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO

Date: Friday, August 27, 2020

TV: FSMW, ATPT

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -178

MLB Totals: 7

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