St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, the first game of the series, the Cardinals at home this season has played well, they do not have the best record but they have the best chances of winning tonight against the Pirates. Visitors are on the list of the 10 worst teams in the MLB this season, the team does not win a series on the road since August 06. The advantage is for the home team, better record and you know what it is to win against the Pirates .
St. Louis Cardinals: Good record at home.
At home the Cardinals have a record of 34 wins and 28 losses, 54.8% of effectiveness. The team won the last three series at home, against the Brewers 2-1; three of four games against the Nation; and finally against the Rockies 3-1. The home series for the Cardinals have been heavy, this is the second series of three that will play against the Pirates, the first series was a victory for the Cardinals 3-1. Most of the series at home have been four games.
Jack Flaherty will open this second series against the Pirates, is the same as he did in the first series against the Pirates. That first game was a victory for Flaherty, 10-8, a heavy game with many runs. So far in the season the record for Flaherty is 7 wins and 6 losses. The Cardinals at home are scoring up to 4.18 runs per game, 8.15 hits, 1.05 homeruns.
Pittsburgh Pirates: We have no hope.
The Pirates will close this season with a negative record on the road, 29 wins and 33 losses, 46.8% of effectiveness. There is still time to close with a positive record, but this series against the Cardinals will be difficult to overcome. Before this series the team lost to the Brewers and were swept by the Twins, also tied the series 2-2 against the Giants. 4-6 in the last 10 games on the road for the Pirates.
Ivan Nova in the mound tonight, 7 wins and 8 losses, 4.20 ERA and 1,270 WHIP. Nova does not have a good season for a long time, with the Yankees he was never the best pitcher or the most outstanding. The Pirates are scoring 4.18 runs per game, 8.15 hits and up to 1.05 homeruns.
My Free Pick & Prediction for St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates 08/29/2018 is: Take the St. Louis Cardinals -159 (moneyline)
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