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Pirates vs Cardinals Odds, Probable Pitchers, Betting Lines & Spread for 2020 MLB Opening Day Game

Max Staley
Jack Flaherty of the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day.
Jack Flaherty of the St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day. / John Capella/Sports Imagery/Getty Images
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Pirates vs Cardinals MLB Opening Day 2020 Game Info

2020 MLB Opening Day Game
Pittsburgh Pirates (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Friday, July 24, 2020
Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Venue: Busch Stadium – St. Louis, MO

Pirates vs Cardinals Betting Info

All MLB betting lines, odds, and spreads are according to FanDuel Sportsbook. All probable pitchers' ERAs listed below reflect their 2019 MLB performance.
Moneyline: PIT: (+170) | STL: (-198)
Spread: PIT: +1.5 (-120) | STL: -1.5 (+102)
Total: 8 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
Public (Spread) Betting Percentages (via Oddsfire): PIT: (17%) | STL: (83%)
Probable Pitcher: PIT: Joe Musgrove (11-12, 4.44 ERA) | STL: Jack Flaherty (11-8, 2.75 ERA)
World Series Odds: PIT: (+14000) | STL: (+2600)
Pirates 2020 Win Total Odds: 25.5 Wins – Over: (+106) | Under: (-128)
Cardinals 2020 Win Total Odds: 31.5 Wins – Over: (-116) | Under: (-106)

Pirates vs Cardinals Betting Trends

- The Pirates covered the spread (run line) in 46.3 percent of their games last season (No. 26 in MLB).
- The Cardinals covered the spread (run line) in 52.6 percent of their games last season (No. 9 in MLB).
- The Pirates hit the over in 59.6 percent of their games last season (No. 1 in MLB).
- The Cardinals hit the over in 45.7 percent of their games last season (No. 26 in MLB).

Pirates vs Cardinals Stats

- The Pirates averaged 4.68 runs per game last season (T-No. 19 in MLB).
- The Cardinals averaged 4.65 runs per game last season (No. 21 in MLB).
- The Pirates surrendered 5.62 runs per game last season (No. 27 in MLB).
- The Cardinals surrendered 5.09 runs per game last season (No. 5 in MLB).


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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