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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 8/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the first installment of their three-game series against the St Louis Cardinals in Busch Stadium, St. Louis, on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 8:15 PM (EDT). Pittsburgh is on a five-game winless skid as they enter this match with a record of 42-79. With 3.56 runs on 7.68 hits per game, Pittsburgh has the poorest scoring offense in the league. With a .324 batting average this season, Adam Frazier tops Pittsburgh’s offense. Bryan Reynolds leads the squad with 21 home runs and 72 RBIs this season.

 

Reynolds also has 131 hits and a .388 on-base percentage to pace the squad. The Pirates are anticipated to use Mitch Keller as their pitcher on the mound for the upcoming matchup. The bullpen was inconsistent throughout the year, with Mitch Keller being one of the few bright spots, surrendering 47 runs in 15 starts while striking out only 60 batters.

 

  • The Pirates are 25-73 SU in their last 98 road matches.

  • The Pirates are 12-40 SU in their last 52 matches against the NL Central.

  • The total went UNDER in 3 of the last 4 Pirates road matches.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals Predictions 8/20/2021

 

The Cardinals have a 61-58 record. After a two-game winless skid to the Milwaukee Brewers earlier in the season. The St. Louis Cardinals will respond with Miles Mikolas, who is 0-0 and has a 2.25 ERA, on Friday. In his only start this year, Mikolas gave up one run on 3 hits in four innings of work. St. Louis is in the bottom half of the league in terms of offensive production, averaging 4.08 runs on 7.81 hits a game.

 

Paul Goldschmidt tops the squad with a .279 batting average and a team-high 126 hits this season. Nolan Arenado leads the squad in home runs with 25, as well as RBIs with 78. Miles Mikolas will open the game for the Cardinals. Miles Mikolas just pitched one game this season, allowing a .199 opponent batting average and a .217 anticipated opponent slugging percentage.

 

  • The Cardinals are 2-6 SU in their previous 8 home matches.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the last 5 matches for St. Louis.

  • The Cardinals are 33-27 in their 60 matches at home.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals. The MLB pick for this game is the St Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals are struggling of late, and with the playoffs at stake, they can’t afford to lose any more games. St. Louis is the superior club in this matchup and will take control of the game from the beginning, resulting in an easy victory at home. Pick the Cardinals at home on Friday. The St. Louis Cardinals will win and cover to a predicted score of 8-1.

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs St Louis Cardinals 8/20/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:15 PM (EDT)

 

Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MO, USA

 

Date: Friday, August 20, 2021

 

TV: BSMW

 

MLB Odds: St. Louis Cardinals -185

 

MLB Totals: 9

 

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