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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 10/04/2013

A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday when they battle the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

Gerrit Cole will be the starting pitcher for the Pirates on this day. Righthander Cole is 10-7 this season with a 3.22 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cardinals will be Lance Lynn. The righthander has a 3.97 ERA to go along with a 15-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 134-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 7.
The Pirates were a 9-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cardinals. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at -145 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Pittsburgh: 94-68 SU
St. Louis: 97-65 SU
PITTSBURGH MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing St. Louis are 4-6
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

ST. LOUIS MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a win are 8-2


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

NEXT UP:
St. Louis at Pittsburgh, Sunday, October 6