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2018 MLB Season
(28-22) Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (28-25)
Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. Joe Musgrove
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -122 | Pirates +112
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 (+130)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
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Hendricks was solid in his last outing as he was able to pick up his fourth win of the season against the San Francisco Giants. He went seven innings giving up just two hits, one earned run, and one home run while he struck out seven and walked two.
He has a good strikeout rate (7.32 K/9) to walk rate (1.87 BB/9), but he has struggled with the long ball owning a 1.46 HR/9. His 3.16 ERA is solid, but his 4.28 FIP indicates that Chicago’s defense has been helping him out.
Chicago has been playing mediocre baseball in the last week winning three of their six contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .266/.354/.427 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 24 RBI.
Finally coming off of the DL after fixing his shoulder, Musgrove put in a quality start and picked up his first win of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched seven scoreless-innings giving up just five hits while striking out seven and walking none.
It was a very promising start for Musgrove who Pittsburgh has high expectations for after receiving him in trade that involved Gerrit Cole. We’ll see if he can keep this going or if he’ll fall towards his 4.34 career ERA.
Pittsburgh has been slumping in the last week only winning two of their last seven contests. During that time their lineup is slashing .220/.272/.361 to go with 17 extra-base hits and 24 RBI.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 7-2 in Hendricks’ last 9 Wed. starts.
- Over is 8-3 in Hendricks’ last 11 Wed. starts.
- PIT are 2-8 in their last 10 overall.
- PIT are 2-8 in their last 10 games on grass.
- Over is 7-2 in PIT last 9 Wed. games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh edges out Chicago
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: UNDER 8.5 Runs
Both pitchers are coming off of strong starts and I expect them to carry that over into this outing. Both team should be able to knock in some runs here and there, but the total should stay under 8.5.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pirates 4 – Cubs 3
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