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 are starting Jose Quintana (RHP), who is 0-0 on the season pitching a 6.00 ERA, 3.35 FIP, .349 wOBA, K% of 16.5%, BB% of 8.3%, 96.7 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.33 WHIP in 6.0 innings pitched.

The Pirates are starting Steven Brault (LHP), who is 1-3 on the season with a 4.04 ERA, 3.96 FIP, .279 wOBA, K% of 21.1%, BB% of 12.5%, 85.2 MPH average exit velocity, and a 1.32 WHIP in 35.2 innings pitched.

The Cubs are the 12th best in the Majors in Relieving Pitching, while the Pirates are 19th.

On the hitting side, the Cubs have a .305 wOBA and a .317 OBP. The Pirates have a .269 wOBA and a .280 OBP. The Cubs have 63 HRs this season while the Pirates have 45 HRs.

The Cubs should edge the Pirates here. The Cubs are taking a chance starting Quintana, but I still think the Pirates are weak enough to give this game up.

  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games against Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games against Chi Cubs.
  • Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games at home.