MLB Free Picks: Cardinals @ Pirates MLB Baseball Tips 8/30/13

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We’re always trying to make the most money possible off of the MLB odds each and every night. Join us on Friday, as we make our St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates free picks and predictions for what should be a great clash on the diamond.

August 30th MLB Picks: St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates
Date: Friday, August 30th, 7:05 ET
Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA
Cardinals vs. Pirates On TV: MLB Network

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MLB Lines & Probable Starting Pitchers
St. Louis Cardinals (Shelby Miller) +110
Pittsburgh Pirates (Francisco Liriano) -119
Total: 7

The Pirates haven’t exactly been playing tremendous baseball, and losing two out of three at home against the Brewers has to sting just a bit. That being said, they are back in a relatively familiar position of playing in a humongous series against the Cardinals. The last time that happened, they took four out of five games in a span of just four days against their hated foes to take the lead in the NL Central. Can they do it again in this series? It sure seems like that could be the case. St. Louis hasn’t been the same team since that point, and we don’t have a heck of a lot of trust right now in RHP Shelby Miller in spite of the fact that he has very good numbers on the season (12-8, 2.90 ERA). LHP Francisco Liriano has a 2.74 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP this year, and seemingly every time the Pirates have needed a big time win and his name has come up in the rotation, he has gotten the job done. There’s just something about this Pittsburgh team this year that appeals to us, and it is a never-say-day type of outfit. As long as that stays the case in this one, there shouldn’t be all that much to worry about. We think that the Bucs are deserving favorites and will win this game more often than not on the MLB betting odds.

St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -119
St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates Score Prediction: Pirates 3 – Cardinals 1

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