Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs Pirates Odds
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(21-5) Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (17-9)
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Jose Quintana vs. Gerit Cole
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -135 Pirates +125
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 +125 Pirates +1.5 -145
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: ov 8 -110 un 8 -110
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The Chicago Cubs are coming off a tough game one loss to the Pirates Monday, 12-0. Jake Arietta was struggling through the first three innings, 3-0 when he experienced tightness in his hamstring. He left in the third inning, and the bullpen was knocked around for another nine runs in the loss.
Jose Quintana (5-3, 5.40 ERA) will take his turn in rotation against the Pirates. He has faced Pittsburgh once this season. Quintana is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA against the Pirates this season. He will face them in consecutive starts.
Pittsburgh got a much needed win against the Cubs in games one. The Pirates bats took advantage of Arietta from the beginning of the game.
The Pirates got 12 runs on 16 hits against the Cubs staff in game one.
Gerit Cole (11-9, 4.11 ERA) will make his third start of the year against the Cubs. He is 1-1 with a 1.38 ERA over his two starts against them this season. The Cubs bats average .167 against him this year.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 games as a favorite.
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 overall.
- CHC are 6-2 in their last 8 games on grass.
- PIT are 6-15 in their last 21 games as an underdog.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
Despite earning a win his last start, Quintana has struggled with the Cubs. Cole has been great this year in his two starts against Chicago. It’s hard to trust Quintana in any game this year. Take the Pirates for the win.
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Expect Qintana to give a lot of runs in this one. He is 3-2 with a 5.73 ERA in his last five starts. Cole has not been all that good this year either, but has been good against the Cubs in 2017. Take the over in this matchup.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 7 – Chicago 6
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