Pittsburgh Pirates VS St Louis Cardinals

MLB Baseball 07:05 PM ET

Friday

09/17/2020

ATPT, FSMW

Spread: St. Louis Cardinals -165

Over/Under: 9

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/17/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The St. Louis Cardinals will be setting the table against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7:05 PM ET. St. Louis will try to get back after losing their last outing (0-6) to the Brewers. Pittsburgh will try to win this match-up to snap an 8-game losing streak. The Cardinals are in 9th place in the National League with a 22-23 standing and a .489 team percentage and are in 3rd place in the NL Central Division. The Pirates are in 5th place in the NL Central Division with a 14-34 standing and a .292 team percentage and are in 15th place behind the Diamondbacks in the National Division.

St. Louis split their last 10 contests and won the last outing (4-2) versus Milwaukee. First Baseman Paul Goldschmidt recorded a team-high 44 hits, 6 home runs, and a .443 on-base percentage, with a .314 BA in leading the Cardinals. Third Baseman Brad Miller contributed a team-high 23 RBIs. Right-handed Dakota Hudson (3-2, 2.92 ERA, 31 Ks, 13 BBs) will take on the mound to start this game.

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 9/17/2020

Pittsburgh struggled from their 8 straight losses in the last 10 outings. Third Baseman Colin Moran led the Pirates with a .261 batting average and scored a team-high 8 runs with a .344 on-base percentage. Second Baseman Erik Gonzalez contributed 19 RBIs, and First Baseman Josh Bell added 39 hits in leading Pittsburgh in the loss. The Pirates will be sending southpaw Steven Brault to climb up the hill for the start. Brault posted a 0-3 record with a 5.06 ERA, 24 strikeouts, and 17 BBs.

The Cardinals have Pitchers J. Oviedo (COVID 19 positive), R. Sanchez (elbow), M. Mikolas (forearm), Relief Pitchers G. Gallegos (groin), J. Brebbia (elbow), J. Hicks (personal reasons), K. Whitley (COVID 19 positive), CF D. Fowler (under quarantine), and RF A. Dean (elbow) on the sidelines. The Pirates have Pitchers H. Noesi (personal reasons), C. Archer (shoulder), J. Taillon (elbow), C. Holmes (elbow), Relief Pitchers N. Burdi (elbow), T. Bashlor (back), Y. Rios (shoulder), K. Crick (side), M. Feliz (elbow), K. Kela (forearm), with Catcher L. Maile (finger), 2B K. Kramer (hip), 3B P. Evans (jaw), and LF A. Alford (elbow) out of this game.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this match-up is St. Louis -165. The St. Louis Cardinals are 2-5 SU in their last 7 contests, and the UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Cardinals’ last 5 outings on the road. Meanwhile, The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-7 SU in their last 7 games, and the UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Pirates’ last 5 assignments against an opponent in the National League. The prediction, pick the Cardinals -165 to a score of 7-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

TV: ATPT, FSMW

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -165

MLB Totals: 9

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