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2019 MLB Season
(64-57) Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (50-70)
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Time: 1:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jon Lester vs. Steven Brault
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -148 | Pirates +123
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 10
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The Cubs know that the fight continues, the playoffs are not guaranteed for the team. 64-57 in the central division of the national league. But the Cardinals are close with 63-56.
The last series on the road was a blow to the Cubs. The team lost to the Phillies 3-0. The worst thing is that the record in the last 10 games is 3-7 playing on the road.
This is the second series against the Pirates this season. The first series the home team won 3-1.
The Cubs are allowing up to 5.07 runs per game on the road, 3.48 walks and 1.69 home runs.
Jon Lester in the mound with 9-8 in 23 23 games as starter this season. 4.43 ERA, 128 pitched innings and 129 strike outs. The last game was a victory against the Reds 6-3.
The Pirates are not fighting for anything. The team is last in the same division. 50-70 overall, with no wins in the last five home games.
At home the Pirates are allowing an average of 5.12 runs per game, 3.41 walks, 8.75 hits, 1.30 home runs. The offense is poor scoring only 4.53 runs per game.
The last four series at home were defeats against Brewers, Mets, Cardinals and Phillies. 1-9 in the last 10 home games so far.
Steven Brault is the hope of this second game. 3-1 this season in 11 games as starter. 4.33 ERA, 70.2 pitched innings. Allowed: 71 hits, 35 runs, 7 home runs.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Cubs are 2-5 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series.
- Cubs are 10-25 in their last 35 road games.
- Pirates are 15-36 in their last 51 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates are 25-9 in their last 34 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of less than .400.
- Pirates are 3-11 in their last 14 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Cubs won the last four games against the Pirates. This season the record is 6-4 for the Cubs. In the last games against the Pirates, the Cubs proved to be a team with the best offense scoring 22 runs in three games. But those last three games were in Chicago. But the Cubs are the ones who are hungry for victories.
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The Cubs know that if they lose this game or any other the danger of staying out of the playoffs will increase. The favorites for this game are the Cubs because of the conditions they have as a team, winning no matter what.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 3 – Pittsburgh Pirates 1
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