NL Central Betting Preview: August 15, 2013

Francisco Liriano dominated the St. Louis Cardinals last night in a 5-1 Pittsburgh Pirates victory to give the Buccos their 71st win of the season.

“It was important because every game counts, especially after last night,” Liriano said after giving up only four hits. “It was a tough game last night and we had to put that one behind us and come ready to play.”

Liriano’s previous start had been one of the worst of his career, but Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle was impressed with how he responded against the Cards.

“That was the mulligan,” Hurdle said. “What we’ve seen all year, he’s just given us chances to win. He’s pitched deep into games, he’s mixed pitches, he’s really been in command when runners get on base.”

Even his opponents tipped their cap to Liriano’s skill on the mound.

“You couldn’t really tell what was coming out of his hand,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “You could tell he had late life by the way the guys were reacting.”

Here are all the betting trends and odds for the NL Central today. All facts and figures come courtesy of OddsShark.com.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals: -113 Moneyline Favorites

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Arizona are 7-3
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

St. Louis Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 3-7
After a loss are 4-6

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh’s last 15 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of St. Louis’ last 15 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
St. Louis is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

 

Cincinnati Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers

Cincinnati Reds: -144 Moneyline Favorites

Cincinnati Reds Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Milwaukee are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Milwaukee Brewers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After playing Texas are 2-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Reds at Brewers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Milwaukee
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Cincinnati’s last 9 games on the road
Cincinnati is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Milwaukee’s last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Milwaukee’s last 14 games at home
Milwaukee is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Cincinnati

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