Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs. Cardinals NLDS Game 5 MLB Picks 10/9/13

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The 2013 MLB betting season is finishing up here at Cappers Info, and we are set to make more of our patented MLB picks for one of our favorite times of year. On Wednesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates will be led onto the field by Gerrit Cole, as they visit the St. Louis Cardinals, who will be countering with Adam Wainwright in the NLDS Game 5. The first pitch from Busch Stadium is set to be thrown out at 8:00 p.m. ET

Wednesday Baseball Picks: Pittsburgh Pirates @ St. Louis Cardinals Game 5
Date: Wednesday, October 9th, 8:00 ET
Location: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, MI
Pirates vs. Cardinals On TV: TBS


MLB Odds & Probable Starting Pitchers
Pittsburgh Pirates (Gerrit Cole) +150
St. Louis Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) -158
Total: 6.5

The Pirates really seem like they have no chance in this one whatsoever. They have blown their chance at closing out this series at home, they are the new kids on the block, and they are going against a team that has all of the momentum and all of the experience. On top of what we’re talking about in the batting order, we know that the Cards have the experience on the mound as well. RHP Adam Wainwright has been here and done this time and time again, and the argument could be made that if you need one pitcher for one game in all of baseball that he might be atop the list (or is certainly darn near it). Meanwhile, those rebel Pirates are shipping RHP Gerrit Cole to the mound, a man that hadn’t even made his first pitch this year in the bigs until halfway through the season.

Still, what has to be remembered is that these Pirates have the grace of champions. Are they going to win the World Series this year? Almost certainly not. But are they capable of winning this game and getting some magic going once again? Sure, why not? Cole really baffled these Pittsburgh hitters, who have settled down just a bit over the course of the last few games. Sure, RHP Michael Wacha was able to hold this team down to just one hit in Game 4, but even still, the Pirates were right there, and they refused to go away. Pittsburgh can win this game, and though we aren’t real believes that they are actually going to, we like the MLB odds that we have on our side. We’ll play the percentages.

Pirates @ Cardinals Game 5 Pick 10/9/13: Pittsburgh Pirates +146
Pirates @ Cardinals Game 5 Score Prediction: Pirates 4 – Cardinals 2

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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