Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, MLB Baseball Sports Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Predictions

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CHICAGO CUBS PITTSBURGH PIRATES
11-8, 1st in National League Central April 25, 7:05 PM | Grass of PNC Park 8-11, 5th in National League Central
Chi. Cubs at Pittsburgh, MLB Baseball Sports Betting Lines and Odds
When: 7:05 PM ET, Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: 7:05 p.m. ET, WGN (Chicago), ROOT (Pittsburgh)

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs RH Kyle Hendricks (1-1, 6.19 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Gerrit Cole (1-2, 4.70)

Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
Chicago Cubs [K. Hendricks -R] -1½ +130 -129 Ov 7½ -115
Pittsburgh Pirates [G. Cole -R] +1½ -150 +119 Un 7½ -105
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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Tuesday when the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.

Right hander Kyle Hendricks will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Hendricks is 1-1 this season with a 6.19 ERA.

The Pirates will counter Hendricks with Gerrit Cole. Right hander Cole has a 4.70 ERA to go along with a 1-2 record this season.

Hendricks has struggled in his first three outings, failing to record a quality start. The 27-year-old uncharacteristically has had command problems, issuing seven walks in 16 innings, and has served up four home runs. Hendricks is 3-2 with a 3.77 ERA in eight career starts against the Pirates, including a loss on April 14.

After a rocky season debut in Boston, Cole has posted three straight quality starts and increased his strikeout total in each. The 26-year-old beat Hendricks and the Cubs on April 14 and struck out eight last time out while holding St. Louis to two runs and six hits over six frames. Cole is 9-2 with a 3.00 ERA in 12 career starts against the Cubs.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cubs listed as 129-moneyline favorites versus the Pirates, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.

After being swept by Pittsburgh at home earlier this month, the Chicago Cubs exacted some revenge by pounding the Pirates in the opener of their three-game series in the Steel City. The Cubs hope to keep the offense rolling when the set continues on Tuesday.

Chicago registered 17 hits in a 14-3 thumping of the Pirates on Monday, as Addison Russell went 4-for-6 while Jason Heyward homered and drove in four runs. The Cubs have scored 53 runs while winning five of their last six games. Much of the increased production is due to the long ball, as Chicago has belted 12 home runs over its last six games after going deep just nine times in its first 13 contests. The Pirates’ pitching staff had been excellent early on but has surrendered 10 or more runs in two of its last three games and has dropped five of its last seven.

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Chicago:
Team record: 11-8 SU
Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 8-11 SU
Pittsburgh is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Chicago at Pittsburgh Wednesday, April 26

MLB BASEBALL TIPS

1. Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo, who had his 12-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, is 9-for-26 with four doubles against Cole.

2. Pittsburgh OF Gregory Polanco (8-for-19, homer) and INF/OF Josh Harrison (6-for-15, homer) have enjoyed success versus Hendricks.

3. Pirates 1B/OF Josh Bell is 8-for-24 during his seven-game hitting streak.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:

Pittsburgh Pirates will win outright at +119 and the game will go over 7.5 runs according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com.

PREDICTION: Pirates 5, Cubs 3 at bovada-logo-top-book.

SMART CHART
CHC TEAM PIT
5.42 RUNS 3.42
4.37 RUNS AGNST 4.84
1.05 DIFF -1.42
-$276 MONEY -$230
3.75 TEAM ERA 4.15
9.26 OFF HITS 7.74
4.11 OFF WALKS 3.26
9.21 OFF Ks 6.95
7.68 DEF HITS 9.37
3.63 DEF WALKS 3.05
9.21 DEF Ks 6.89
INJURIES
CHICAGO CUBS
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Pedro Strop P 15-Day Disabled List
Dallas Beeler P 15-Day Disabled List
Aaron Brooks P 15-Day Disabled List
Zac Rosscup P 60-Day Disabled List
Kyle Schwarber OF 15-Day Disabled List
Christian Villanueva 3B 60-Day Disabled List
Chris Coghlan OF 15-Day Disabled List
Joe Smith P 15-Day Disabled List
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
Chris Stewart C 15-Day Disabled List
Hung Ho Kang 3B 15-Day Disabled List
Gerrit Cole P 15-Day Disabled List
BETTING TRENDS
CHICAGO CUBS
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs’s last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs17-7-1 SU in their last 25 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs’s last 15 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs’s last 11 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs11-3-1 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
Pittsburgh4-1-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh’s last 15 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 7-17-1 SU in their last 25 games ,when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Pittsburgh’s last 11 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,when playing at home against Chi Cubs
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Chi Cubs’s Overall Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Overall Defense 5.4 1 4.8 14
Chi Cubs’s Away Scoring vs Pittsburgh’s Home Defense 6.7 1 6.4 15
Chi Cubs’s Road ERA vs Pittsburgh’s Home ERA Allowed 3.6 4 2.7 14
Pittsburgh’s Overall Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Overall Defense 3.4 14 4.4 8
Pittsburgh’s Home Scoring vs Chi Cubs’s Road Defense 3.8 11 4.4 8
Pittsburgh’s Home ERA vs Chi Cubs’s Road ERA Allowed 5.3 15 6.0 1
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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