MLB Matchups  >>  Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Preview 10/09/2013

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will meet on the field at Busch Stadium on Wednesday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Gerrit Cole will take the mound for the Pirates to start this game. Cole is 11-7 this season with a 3.14 ERA.

It'll be Adam Wainwright toeing the rubber for the Cardinals in this contest. Righthander Wainwright is 20-9 with a 2.90 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 150-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game's total is sitting at 6½.
Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -118 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

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


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing St. Louis
St. Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
St. Louis is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of St. Louis's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games