Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates


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Today’s matchup is between the Chicago Cubs (31-22) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-38). The Cubs have won 4 of their last 5 games & the Pirates have won 1 of their last 5 games.

The Cubs are starting Jon Lester (LHP), on the mound who is 2-2 on the season pitching a 4.91 ERA, 5.17 FIP, .332 wOBA, K% of 17.0%, BB% of 5.8%, 88.8 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.31 WHIP in 51.1 innings pitched.

The Pirates are starting JT Brubaker (RHP), who is 1-2 on the season with a 4.79 ERA, 3.89 FIP, .316 wOBA, K% of 22.9%, BB% of 8.9%, 87.0 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.43 WHIP in 35.2 innings pitched.

The Cubs are the 20th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching (WAR) while the Pirates are 13th.

On the hitting side, the Cubs have a .312 wOBA and a .322 OBP. The Pirates have a .275 wOBA and a .283 OBP. The Cubs have 63 HRs this season while the Pirates have 46 HRs.

This game should be a close one with the Pirates being +132 currently I like them as a value to win the game.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs' last 14 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh are 1-12 SU in their last 13 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games against Chi Cubs.
  • Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home.


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