The Pittsburgh Pirates host the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday afternoon. JT Brubaker gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has a 4-11 record and a 4.95 ERA. The St. Louis Cardinals send Wade LeBlanc to the hill. He has a 0-2 record and a 4.02 ERA. The Pirates are one of the worst teams in the league and Cardinals have played well of late. So, there is only one pick in this game.

The Pick: Cardinals ML

The Why: Brubaker of late

The Pirates have been terrible for the whole season. Now they come into this game winning only one of their last 10. JT Brubaker has not been great in his last several outings. In his last outing against the Reds, he was lit up for 7 hits and 8 earned runs. The Cardinals have lost 9 of his last 10 starts.

He has faced the Cardinals 3 times this season and has yet to have success against them. He has surrendered 11 earned runs to them. The Cardinals are not a great team either as they rank 26th in runs and 23rd in hits. However, they are hitting .309 against Brubaker in their 3 meetings. offensively, the Cardinals are led by Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado. Both of them are hitting above .260. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting has an OPS of .724.

We’re rolling with the Cardinals to complete the sweep of the Pirates on Thursday. It’s next to impossible to back the Pirates right now. They rank dead last in runs scored and 24th in hits. Wade LeBlanc will be fine against a bad Pirates lineup, and the Cardinals will get to Brubaker like they’ve done before.

Trends We’re Betting On

Cardinals are 4-1 SU last 5

Cardinals are 12-3 SU last 15 against the Pirates

Cardinals are 8-0 SU last 8 road games on the road against the Pirates

Pirates are 1-9 SU last 10

Last Thursday’s Pick: Rockies ML 💰

Pick Of The Day Record: 15-26-1

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