Top Cappers Are Loving the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday

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Mary Montgomery
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Should you bet the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday night?  A number of the top G911 Sports Hub cappers are backing Pittsburgh.


But it could also be that shiny bright object known as starting pitcher Paul Skenes.

PITCHING PROBABLES: Pirates: Paul Skenes (3-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, 38 strikeouts); Cardinals: Miles Mikolas (4-6, 5.32 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 53 strikeouts).

Skenes allowed just three runs in five innings and struck out eight Wednesday against the Dodgers.  He had a win in his previous start as well.

Mikolas allowed two runs over six innings on Wednesday in a win over the Astros while posting a quality start before that.

Bryan Reynolds has four RBIs against Mikolas to go along with 12 hits in 33 at bats though Andrew McCutchen has had his difficulties against him (2 hits in 19 at bats). Ke'Bryan Hayes is 8 fo 16 against Mikolas.

LINE Pirates -129, Cardinals +109; over/under is 7 1/2 runs.

St. Louis has a 31-33 record overall and a 15-14 record at home. The Cardinals have a 14-7 record in games when they did not allow a home run.

Pittsburgh has a 15-17 record in road games and a 31-34 record overall. The Pirates are 25-3 in games when they out-hit their opponents.

Tuesday's game is the first meeting between these teams this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nolan Gorman leads St. Louis with 14 home runs while slugging .470. Alec Burleson is 9-for-42 with four home runs and six RBI over the past 10 games.

Connor Joe leads the Pirates with a .263 batting average, and has 14 doubles, a triple, seven home runs, 21 walks and 27 RBI. Nick Gonzales is 14-for-41 with two home runs and nine RBI over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Cardinals: 4-6, .224 batting average, 3.93 ERA, outscored by five runs

Pirates: 6-4, .258 batting average, 3.25 ERA, outscored opponents by 14 runs.

Five of the last six in this series have resulted in 9 or more runs scored. 

Regression for both starters is likely here in our opinion.

We like Pitt and the Over 7.5 here.


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