Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 8/29/2018 Prediction & Preview

Pirates at Cardinals

Will the under cash yet again when the Cardinals host the Pirates in St. Louis? The division rivals will square off again tonight at 8:15 p.m. ET.

Game Snapshot & Odds

907 Pittsburgh Pirates at 908 St. Louis Cardinals

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

8:15 p.m. ET, Busch Stadium


Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are -156 favorites to beat the Pirates. As of this writing, 73% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Cardinals to beat the Pirates on the moneyline.

Pirates’ Williams allows one run vs. Braves

Trevor Williams allowed one run in six innings and did not factor into the decision against the Braves on Wednesday. He served up a longball to the first batter he faced (Ronald Acuna) and then yielded just one more base hit the rest of the way. He fanned four and issued two walks in the quality start. Williams has allowed a grand total of four runs in 42 innings over his last seven starts combined. His ERA is down to 3.44 overall to go with a 10-9 record and 1.20 WHIP in 25 starts for the season as a whole.

Cardinals’ Mikolas allows 12 hits to Rockies

Miles Mikolas yielded five runs — four earned — in 4 2/3 innings Friday against the Rockies in Coors Field. Considering that Mikolas gave up 12 hits, two of them homers, it’s really pretty amazing that he allowed just five runs, one of which wasn’t even earned. David Dahl getting thrown out at home to end the third inning helped. It’s the first time all season that Mikolas has allowed five runs. He hadn’t given up more than eight hits previously.

MLB Betting Trends


The Pirates are just 3-7 in their last 10 games versus National League Central opponents.

St. Louis

The Cardinals are 21-6 in their last 27 games overall.


The under is 5-2 in the last seven meetings between these two teams, including last night. The under is also 16-5 in the last 21 meetings at Busch Stadium. Finally, the under is 3-1-1 in Williams’ last five starts versus the Cardinals and 8-3 in Mikolas’ last 11 home starts.

The Pick: Pirates/Cardinals under 8

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