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Cardinals vs. Pirates odds, picks: Advanced computer MLB model releases selections for Sunday matchup

SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Sunday's matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates
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PNC Park hosts a matchup between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals at 11:35 a.m. ET on Sunday. St. Louis is listed as a -154 favorite (risk $154 to win $100), while the Over-Under is set at 8.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our MLB odds page). Before making any Cardinals vs. Pirates picks, you NEED to check out the MLB predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a profitable start to the 2022 season. It's on a 33-25 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through six weeks, returning over $300 for $100 players. Anyone following it has seen HUGE returns!

The model knows the Cardinals have the much better offense. While the Pirates rank near the bottom of the NL in many categories, the Cardinals lead the NL in strikeout avoidance and stolen bases. St. Louis is also in the top three of the NL in batting average and doubles. The Cardinals have a .320 on-base percentage, and St. Louis also has the superior pitching staff.

The model also knows the Pirates have a juicy matchup. Pittsburgh is in the top three of the NL with eight triples, and the Pirates are facing a vulnerable starter in Steven Matz. Matz has a 6.03 ERA this season and opponents have an OPS of .807 against him. Pittsburgh touched Matz for seven earned runs in only three innings earlier this season, and Matz has a career 5.61 ERA against the Pirates.

Now, it has set its sights on Cardinals vs. Pirates. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one team has all the value! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any MLB picks.

Who wins Cardinals vs. Pirates? And which team has all the value on the money line? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Cardinals vs. Pirates matchup you should be all over Sunday, all from the model on a roll on MLB picks!

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