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Cardinals Vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/30/2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates () host the St. Louis Cardinals () on Friday at 6:35 PM ET. John Gant takes the mound first for St. Louis, and JT Brubaker is Pittsburgh’s pick to start.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 30, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cardinals vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Gant (STL) Pitcher Brubaker (PIT)
1 – 2 W/L 2 – 1
20.0 IP 22.1
2.25 ERA 2.01
1.500 WHIP 0.940
8.1 K/9 9.3
5.4 BB/9 2.0

Cardinals Probable Starter John Gant

  • Gant makes the start for the Cardinals, his fifth of the season. He is 1-2 with a 2.25 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 20 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent appearance on Saturday against the Reds, the righty went six scoreless innings while surrendering three hits.
  • The opposing Pirates offense has the 25th-best slugging percentage (.365) and has hit the 28th-most home runs (20) in all of MLB. They have a collective .230 batting average, and are 18th in the league with 182 total hits and 23rd in MLB play scoring 94 runs.
  • The Cardinals were favored on the moneyline for two Gant starts this season — they split the games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 30, 2021 at 2:12 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Gant

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 8 .375 3 0 0 .500 1.000
Gregory Polanco 8 .125 1 0 3 .111 .486
Colin Moran 5 .000 0 0 1 .143 .143
Kevin Newman 4 .000 0 0 0 .200 .200
Wilmer Difo 4 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Todd Frazier 3 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Jacob Stallings 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Bryan Reynolds 2 1.000 2 0 1 1.000 2.000
Phillip Evans 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Erik González 1 .000 0 0 0 .500 .500

Pirates Probable Starter JT Brubaker

  • The Pirates will send Brubaker (2-1) to the mound for his fifth start this season.
  • The right-hander gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in seven innings pitched against the Twins on Saturday.
  • The Cardinals are batting .221 this season, 23rd in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .379 (17th in the league) with 31 home runs.
  • His team has been victorious in 50% of the games he’s started as the moneyline underdog with a record of 2-2.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 30, 2021 at 2:12 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cardinals Stats vs Brubaker

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Paul DeJong 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 3.000
Tyler O’Neill 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Matt Carpenter 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Paul Goldschmidt 1 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 2.000

Cardinals Betting Trends

  • The Cardinals’ offense is averaging 4.8 runs in road games and 4.0 per contest when they play at home.
  • The Cardinals have the No. 11 offense in baseball scoring 4.4 runs per game (110 total runs).
  • The Cardinals have gone 8-7 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 53.3% of those games).
  • St. Louis has a 5-4 record (winning 55.6% of its games) when playing as a moneyline favorite of -114 or shorter.
  • In the 25 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for St. Louis, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 11 times (11-12-2).
  • St. Louis was favored on the moneyline for eight of its last 10 games, and went 5-3 in those matchups.

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates have scored 94 runs (3.9 per game) this season, which ranks 23rd in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 4.8 runs per game this season at home compared to an average of 3.4 per contest on the road.
  • This season, the Pirates have been the underdog 23 times and won 11, or 47.8%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh has a record of 11-12 in games where bookmakers have them as underogs of at least -103 on the moneyline.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 11 of their 24 opportunities.
  • Pittsburgh has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and has won five of those contests.

Cardinals Players to Watch

  • Dylan Carlson has five doubles, two triples, three home runs and nine walks while hitting .286.
  • Among qualified hitters in baseball, Carlson is not among league batting leaders in MLB.
  • Nolan Arenado is hitting .247 with six doubles, four home runs and six walks.
  • Arenado ranks 20th in SLG among the qualified hitters in MLB action.

Cardinals Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Tommy Edman 102 .275 12 2 6 .327 .709
Paul Goldschmidt 98 .224 14 3 14 .269 .626
Nolan Arenado 97 .247 10 4 13 .298 .731
Dylan Carlson 84 .286 16 3 13 .365 .865
Paul DeJong 81 .173 14 5 10 .287 .645
Justin Williams 65 .169 5 2 6 .239 .501
Tyler O’Neill 50 .200 8 4 7 .231 .691
Matt Carpenter 42 .095 6 2 7 .220 .458
Andrew Knizner 30 .300 4 0 1 .344 .711
Austin Dean 27 .185 4 1 7 .294 .664

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Colin Moran is batting .286 this season with a team-high four home runs and 17 RBI.
  • Moran ranks 20th in SLG (.500), and 18th in RBI (17) among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Bryan Reynolds has 25 hits and an OBP of .386 to go with a slugging percentage of .425 this season.
  • Reynolds ranks 20th in SLG (.425), and 25th in OBP (.386) among qualified hitters in the majors.

Pirates Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 93 .301 13 0 10 .371 .790
Bryan Reynolds 87 .287 17 2 11 .386 .811
Colin Moran 84 .286 8 4 17 .344 .844
Phillip Evans 81 .235 13 4 7 .333 .740
Kevin Newman 79 .190 5 1 5 .217 .470
Erik González 74 .243 5 2 14 .263 .655
Grégory Polanco 65 .215 10 3 4 .311 .696
Jacob Stallings 61 .246 7 1 8 .370 .763
Wilmer Difo 29 .241 3 1 3 .290 .773
Michael Perez 21 .190 2 1 3 .320 .701

Cardinals vs Pirates Player Props

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