Cardinals vs. Pirates Betting Preview August 4

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Aug/04/2018

You can bet Saturday's Cardinals vs. Pirates game online where St. Louis -11 and Pittsburgh +102.   The total here is 8.5.

Pitching Matchup

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cardinals LH Austin Gomber (1-0, 3.22 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Ivan Nova (6-6, 4.33)

Gomber will make his second big-league start, sliding over from the bullpen to fill in for the injured Carlos Martinez. The 24-year-old threw 6 1/3 innings of no-hit ball in his first start July 24 at Cincinnati before allowing a single and a homer to the next two batters.

The Pirates have won the last four games Nova has started, though he has only one quality start over that stretch.

Hot Trends

The Cardinals are 2-7 in the last 9 meetings in Pittsburgh.

The OVER is 10-1 in Cardinals last 11 when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.

The Pirates are 10-3 in their last 13 home games.

The Pirates are 1-9 in Nova’s last 10 starts when their opponent scores 5 runs or more in their previous game.

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