MLB Matchups  >>  St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Preview 04/06/2014

If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Sunday when the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.

Adam Wainwright will be the starting pitcher for the Cardinals on this day. Righthander Wainwright is 1-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be Edinson Volquez. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 153-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
St. Louis was a 6-1 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as +130 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
St. Louis: 3-2 SU
Pittsburgh: 3-2 SU
ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of St. Louis's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing St. Louis

NEXT UP:
St. Louis home to Cincinnati, Monday, April 7
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Tuesday, April 8