Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play Game 1 of their short 2-game series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at 7:45 PM (EDT). The Pirates are coming to this game after dropping to a 17-23 record following their preceding 4-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants during their Sunday match-up. The loss broke a 2-game winning streak for Pittsburgh and the team is currently last place in National League Central Division.

2B Adam Frazier has a batting average of .323 and a  team-high 51 hits to lead Pittsburgh. 3B Phillip Evans also leads with 4 in homers while Erik Gonzalez and Bryan Reynolds each dish out 15 RBIs to lead the Pirates. For the Tuesday opening, JT Brubaker will take the mound. He is 3-2 with an ERA of 2.58, 41 KS, and 11 BBs.

  • Pittsburgh is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games.

  • Pittsburgh is 0-7 SU in its last 7 games against St. Louis.

  • The total went UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games on the road.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 5/18/2021

Over at the St. Louis camp, the Cardinals are coming to this match hoping to break a 3-game losing streak after having a day off on Monday. The team was swept in their 3-game series against the San Diego Padres over the weekend, losing the series finale on a score of 5-3. St. Louis currently sits 1st in the National League Central Division.

3B Nolan Arenado has a batting average of .300 and a team-high 9 homers, 28 RBIs, and 48 hits to lead the Cardinals. LF Dylan Carlson also joins the lead, boasting an on-base percentage of .372. For the series’ first game, John Gant will head to the hill for St. Louis. He is 2-3 with an ERA of 1.83, 29 KS, and 23 BBs.

  • St. Louis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games.

  • The total went OVER in 5 of St. Louis’ last 7 games against Pittsburgh.

  • St. Louis is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St. Louis Cardinals. The MLB pick for this contest is the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are a much stronger team and have been able to dominate Pittsburgh, winning 20 of the last 26 overall and 48 of the last 71 played at home. Meanwhile, the Pirates continue to struggle on the mound, posting a team ERA of 4.32 and ranking 20th in baseball. The St. Louis Cardinals will win this game to a predicted score of 6-2.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 5/18/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time:7:45 PM (EDT)

Location: Busch Stadium St. Louis, MO

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

TV: BSMW

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -130

MLB Totals: 7.5

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