Free MLB Pick: Pirates vs Cubs Odds
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(67-63) Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs (84-47)
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Time: 8 PM ET
Venue: Wrigley Field Chicago, Illinois
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Vogelsang vs. Jason Hammel
MLB Moneyline Odds: Pirates +145 / Cubs -170
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Betting Total: OFF
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The Cubs have won the first 2 games of this series and they have the NL Central wrapped up 14 games up on 2nd place St. Louis.
The Pirates had won 4 in a row before losing the first 2 games of this series and while they are out of the division race they are 2.5 games out of the Wild Card.
The Cubs have won their last 5 home games facing the Pirates.
The Pirates rank 15th in the Majors in runs scored and 14th in team ERA.
Ryan Vogelsang (3-3 3.02 ERA) goes for the Pirates tonight and in his last outing he gave up 2 earned runs in 5 innings in a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates have won 2 of his last 3 starts.
Vogelsang is 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA in six appearances this month.
The Pirates are 2-8 in Vogelsong’s last 10 road starts facing a team with a winning record.
The Pirates have lost their last 4 games facing the Cubs when Vogelsang has gotten the starting nod.
The Pirates are 33-33 on the road this season.
Not hard to see why the Cubs have the best record in baseball, as they lead the Majors in team ERA and rank 3rd in runs scored.
Jason Hammel (13-7 3.21 ERA) get the call for the Cubs and in his last outing he only lasted 2 innings and gave up 3 earned runs in 3-2 loss to the L.A. Dodgers. He has not been sharp in his last 2 starts, both Chicago losses, only going 5 innings and giving up 9 earned runs.
Both of Hammels last 2 starts have come on the road and the Cubs have not lost in their last 5 home games with him on the hill.
The Cubs are 9-4 in their last 13 facing a team with a winning record.
The Cubs are 6-1 in Hammels last 7 home starts against a team with a winning record.
The Cubs are 47-19 at home this season and they have the most home wins in the Majors.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 22-6 in their last 28 overall.
- Cubs are 43-17 in their last 60 home games.
- Cubs have an Under record of 34-16-1 in their last 51 home games.
- Pirates are 8-2 in their last 10 road games.
- Pirates are 1-7 in their last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Pirates have an Under record of 7-3-1 in their last 11 games.
Free Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs MLB Prediction:
Oh, there is no place like home and that will ring true for Hammel tonight, who will get over 2 poor starts with a good one tonight and he will help Chicago finish the sweep with a win.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Chicago and OVER the Number
In 5 of the last 6 games between these teams the total has gone Over and look for that trend to continue tonight.
MLB Free Score Prediction: Chicago 8 – Pittsburgh 3
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