Cubs vs. Pirates, Analysis, Tips and Predictions, August 3rd

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CHICAGO CUBS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
57-47 Monday August 3rd, 2015 – 7:05 PM | Grass of PNC Park 61-43

Las Vegas Betting Lines: Picks, Tips and Predictions from Vegas Coverage.

951 Chicago Cubs

JON LESTER (L)

ERA: 3.26 W/L: 6-8

952 Pittsburgh Pirates

FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L)

ERA: 2.92 W/L: 7-6

 Away Runline +1.5 (-209)  Home Runline -1.5 (+174)
 Away Moneyline (+118)  Home Moneyline (-128)
 Over 6.5 (-115)  Under 6.5 (-105)

Vegas Coverage Handicapping tips: FRANCISCO LIRIANO (L)  the home team will win. VC Picks Pittsburgh Pirates.

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Monday when the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Jon Lester in this one. Left hander Lester is 6-8 this season with a 3.26 ERA.
The Pirates will counter Lester with Francisco Liriano. Left hander Liriano has a 2.92 ERA to go along with a 7-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-0 winner on the road against the Reds. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -138 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Chicago was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Brewers. They won as +100 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Chicago:
Team record: 57-47
Current Streak: won 5 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 61-43
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh Tuesday, August 4

SMART CHART
CHC TEAM PIT
3.85 RUNS 4.13
3.78 RUNS AGNST 3.63
0.07 DIFF 0.50
$99 MONEY $952
3.43 TEAM ERA 3.18
8.03 OFF HITS 8.88
3.43 OFF WALKS 2.60
9.16 OFF Ks 8.13
8.11 DEF HITS 8.65
2.62 DEF WALKS 2.77
8.66 DEF Ks 7.98
BULLPENS
Chicago Cubs’s relievers have pitched 8? innings in the last 3 games. Pittsburgh Pirates’s relievers have pitched 9 innings in the last 3 games.
INJURIES
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Tommy La Stella 2B 60-Day Disabled List
Miguel Montero C 15-Day Disabled List
Neil Ramirez P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 15-Day Disabled List
Jacob Turner P 60-Day Disabled List
Tsuyoshi Wada P 15-Day Disabled List
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
A.J. Burnett P 15-Day Disabled List
Brandon Cumpton P 60-Day Disabled List
Josh Harrison 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Corey Hart 1B 60-Day Disabled List
Andrew Lambo OF 60-Day Disabled List
Jordy Mercer SS 15-Day Disabled List
Rob Scahill P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CHICAGO CUBS
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 6-15 SU in their last 21 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 15-6 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 3.9 11 3.6 4
Chi Cubs’s Away Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Home Defense 4.5 2 3.2 2
Chi Cubs’s Road ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Home ERA Allowed 3.5 2 3.8 7
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.1 5 3.8 5
Pittsburgh’s Home Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Road Defense 4.1 6 3.9 5
Pittsburgh’s Home ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Road ERA Allowed 2.8 2 3.7 4
CHI CUBS OFFENSE RANK PITTSBURGH DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 3.85 11 3.63 4
Hits 8.03 14 8.65 9
Walks 3.43 1 2.77 7
Strikeouts 9.16 15 7.98 6
Team ERA 3.38 14 3.18 2
PITTSBURGH OFFENSE RANK CHI CUBS DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.13 5 3.78 5
Hits 8.88 4 8.11 3
Walks 2.60 10 2.62 4
Strikeouts 8.13 12 8.66 1
Team ERA 3.76 6 3.43 5
CHI CUBS ROAD OFFENSE RANK PITTSBURGH HOME DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.45 2 3.15 2
Hits 8.72 8 8.19 4
Walks 3.47 2 2.52 4
Strikeouts 9.45 15 8.17 8
Team ERA 3.74 4 2.80 2
PITTSBURGH HOME OFFENSE RANK CHI CUBS ROAD DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.08 6 3.91 5
Hits 8.63 6 8.30 6
Walks 2.58 12 2.58 2
Strikeouts 7.29 8 8.40 1
Team ERA 3.78 7 3.52 2
TOP 3/BOTTOM 3
CUBS
Cubs are second lowest scoring team in the league at 3.7 runs per game.
Cubs have the second worst hits stat in the league at 8.1 per game.
Cubs give up the most free passes in the league allowing 3.3 per game.
PIRATES
Pirates are third worst in the league in times striking out with 8.2 per game.
Pirates have the second stingiest defence in the league at 3.6 runs per game.
Pirates are second best in the league in giving up hits, allowing 8.0 per game.
Pirates are third in the league in striking out opponents with 7.8 per game.

 

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