Baseball Betting – Pittsburgh at St. Louis

Baseball betting on Wednesday has the St. Louis Cardinals favored at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It is the third game of a four-game set at St. Louis.

Todd Wellemeyer gets the start for St. Louis and he is favored in online baseball betting against Pittsburgh’s Zach Duke.

Baseball betting trends actually give the Pirates a chance in this game. Before this series began they were 10-10 in the last 20 games against the Cardinals and they were 5-5 at St. Louis. The pitching matchup does favor the Cardinals though in baseball betting. The Cardinals have won 4 of the last 6 games that Wellemeyer started against the Pirates as baseball betting numbers show. The Pirates are just 3-6 in Duke’s last 9 starts against the Cardinals as online baseball betting statistics have it. Gamblers might have wanted to take a shot with Pittsburgh in this game but Duke’s numbers might make them take a second look.

Pittsburgh was a poor road team a year ago in baseball betting going 28-53 but they did hold their own at St. Louis. The Pirates found a way to score enough runs to compete even though they ranked 19th in the league as online baseball betting numbers show. The problem for Pittsburgh is a pitching staff that ranked near the bottom of the league last year as online baseball betting stats indicated. Paul Maholm led the staff while the best hitter for the Pirates was Nate McLouth.

St. Louis was just above average at home last season at 46-35 but considering they were almost always home favorites that didn’t make baseball betting gamblers any money. The Cardinals were just outside the Top 10 in the league on offense and in pitching as baseball betting statistics tell us. Albert Pujols is the best player in baseball and can impact baseball odds at any time. The Cardinals have a decent pitching staff led by Wellemeyer who had a 3.71 ERA last season as baseball betting numbers show.

The baseball betting over is 13-6-1 in the last 20 meetings between the two teams. The baseball betting over is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games between the two at St. Louis. The Pirates were a solid over team last year in terms of the baseball betting total, especially on the road.

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