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(33-33) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (44-20)
Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 8:10 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Johnathon Niese vs Jon Lester
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -240
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total:OFF
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This NL matchup seems to have occurred 1,000 times this year, but it hasn’t been competitive like past times.
This Pittsburgh Pirates team has not played up to potential on the year so far.
The Chicago Cubs are coming up on one of their best seasons in some time.
The Pittsburgh Pirates offensive production is coming from the outfield in the yinzer city. They are led by Starling Marte on the year.
Marte is hitting .332 on the year with 18 doubles and 25 runs batted in. Gregory Polanco is right behind him hitting .291 on the year with 33 extra base hits and a team leading 39 RBIs.\
Andrew McCutchen is leading the team in home runs with 10, and he is hitting .242 on the year with 26 runs batted in. The Bucs lineup will look to improve on the year against this good Cubs pitching.
The Bucs have Johnathon Niese on the mound on Saturday. He is currently 6-3 on the year with a 4.60 E.R.A and 54 strikeouts.
He was last action was in a loss against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards knocked him around for 8 earned runs and 11 hits in only 5.1 innings of work.
Niese struck out5 batters and walked 1. He looks to bounce back from the last start he had.
The Chicago Cubs lineup has been very good this year in order to win as many games as they have this year. They are led by newly acquired Ben Zobrist is leading the team in hitting with a .316 average.
Zobrist has also hit 13 doubles and 39 RBIs on the year. Dexter Fowler is hitting .291 on the year with 29 extra base hits so far.
The stud in this lineup overall is Kris Bryant. Bryant is hitting .273 on the year with 15 dingers and 45 RBIs.
The Cubs lineup just looks to keep rolling like they have been.
The Cubs are sending Jon Lester to the bump on Saturday. Lester is currently 8-3 on the year with a 1.89 E.R.A and 85 strikeouts.
Lester was last in action against the Atlanta Braves in a solid win.
The Braves could not touch Lester where he gave up 0 earned runs in 7 innings of work only giving up 5 hits.
Lester struck out 7 Braves and did not record a walk. Lester looks to keep things rolling in one of his best seasons yet.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- PIT are 1-8 in their last 9 overall.
- PIT are 1-8 in their last 9 games on grass.
- PIT are 1-7 in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 11-1 in CHC last 12 home games.
- Under is 11-3 in CHC last 14 games following a win.
- Over is 6-2 in CHC last 8 Sat. games.
- PIT are 1-8 in the last 9 meetings.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings in Chicago.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
This Saturday night game does not seem to be a contest. I’m taking the Cubs at home, because who wouldn’t?
Look for Lester to continue to roll, and look for the Bucs lineup to continue to struggle. I don’t see the Cubs lineup having much of an issue with Niese on the mound because he has been struggling.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Cubs RunLine
Look for the Cubs to take this one at home, and it shouldn’t be much issue.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 2 Cubs 5
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