Cubs vs. Pirates, Betting Predictions and Analysis, August 5th

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CHICAGO CUBS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
58-47 Wednesday August 5th, 2015 – 7:05 PM | Grass of PNC Park 61-44

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

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951

Chicago

Cubs

DAN HAREN (R)

ERA: 3.42

W/L: 7-7

952

Pittsburgh

Pirates

JEFF LOCKE (L)

ERA: 4.21

W/L: 6-6

#1 Bovada.lv

RL +1.5 (-190)

ML (+120)

Over 7.5 (-110)

RL -1.5 (+165)

ML (-130)

Under 7.5 (-110)

#2 Betonline.ag

 

RL +1.5 (-190)

ML (+113)

Over 7.5 (-105)

RL -1.5 (+165)

ML (-123)

Under 7.5 (-115)

#3 TopBet.eu

RL +1.5 (-210)

ML (+115)

Over 7.5 (EV)

RL -1.5 (+175)

ML (-125)

Under 7.5 (-120)

#4 Top Cappers

RL +1.5 (-190)

ML (+120)

Over 7.5 (-110)

RL -1.5 (+165)

ML (-130)

Under 7.5 (-110)

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

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
The Cubs will trot Dan Haren out to the mound in this one. Right hander Haren has a 7-7 record and a 3.42 ERA this season.
The Pirates will counter Haren with Jeff Locke. Left hander Locke has a 4.21 ERA to go along with a 6-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 119-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Pittsburgh was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They lost as +118 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-0 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at -128 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Chicago:
Team record: 58-47
Current Streak: won 6 straight games.
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 61-44
Pittsburgh is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to San Francisco Thursday, August 6
Pittsburgh home to LA Dodgers Friday, August 7

SMART CHART
CHC TEAM PIT
3.86 RUNS 4.09
3.74 RUNS AGNST 3.64
0.11 DIFF 0.45
$199 MONEY $852
3.40 TEAM ERA 3.20
8.09 OFF HITS 8.83
3.45 OFF WALKS 2.60
9.21 OFF Ks 8.11
8.07 DEF HITS 8.70
2.62 DEF WALKS 2.79
8.65 DEF Ks 8.04
BULLPENS
Chicago Cubs’s relievers have pitched 7 innings in the last 3 games. Pittsburgh Pirates’s relievers have pitched 9? innings in the last 3 gam
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
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 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 7-15 SU in their last 22 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games at home
Pittsburgh is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 15-7 SU in their last 22 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 3.7 9
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 4.1 6 3.7 5
Pittsburgh’s Home Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Road Defense 4.0 7 3.8 5
Pittsburgh’s Home ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Road ERA Allowed 2.8 2 3.8
CHI CUBS OFFENSE RANK PITTSBURGH DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 3.86 11 3.64 4
Hits 8.09 14 8.70 9
Walks 3.45 1 2.79 8
Strikeouts 9.21 15 8.04 5
Team ERA 3.40 13 3.20 2
PITTSBURGH OFFENSE RANK CHI CUBS DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.09 6 3.74 5
Hits 8.83 4 8.07 2
Walks 2.60 10 2.62 4
Strikeouts 8.11 12 8.65 1
Team ERA 3.72 6 3.40 5
CHI CUBS ROAD OFFENSE RANK PITTSBURGH HOME DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.46 2 3.19 2
Hits 8.81 5 8.30 4
Walks 3.50 2 2.57 4
Strikeouts 9.54 15 8.28 7
Team ERA 3.77 3 2.84 2
PITTSBURGH HOME OFFENSE RANK CHI CUBS ROAD DEFENSE RANK
OVERALL
Runs 4.00 7 3.83 5
Hits 8.55 6 8.22 5
Walks 2.58 12 2.59 3
Strikeouts 7.28 8 8.37 1
Team ERA 3.71 9 3.45 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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