Mike Lundin‘s Pirates vs. Cardinals Free Pick
Start Time: April 17, 2017, 7:05 PM
The Pittsburgh Pirates scored a total of 18 runs while sweeping a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. I like them to open this three-game series at St. Louis with a win Monday night.
Ivan Nova (1-1, 2.25 ERA) takes the ball for Pittsburgh. He will be facing the Cardinals for the first time in his career, and note that the 3-9 St. Louis is averaging only 3.17 runs per game home at Busch Stadium so far this season.
The Cardinals hand the ball to Lance Lynn (0-1, 5.23 ERA) who conceded six runs (four earned) on five hits and four walks while serving up three homers in an 8-3 loss to Washington his last time out. Lynn is 5-5 with a 4.74 ERA in previous meetings with the Pirates, and note that Pittsburgh has averaged a healthy 4.00 runs per game in six contests on the road this season.
The Cardinals have dropped six of their last seven games, and the value is clearly on Pittsburgh in this matchup.
Mike Lundin did not have much success on Sunday, but his lone NBA play on the Trail Blazers cashed to improve to a 10-4 NBA Run Since April 4. Mike’s got three premium picks lined up for Monday covering NBA, NHL and MLB, headlined by his Late Night Top Rated 10* MLB *BIG HITTER*!
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