Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates


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The Pirates host the Cubs for their final game of their 3 game series. For the Pirates, JT Brubaker will take the mound posting a 4.5 era and a whip of 1.40. Brubaker has 22 strike outs this season with a record of 0-0. Brubaker's exit velocity is relatively high at an average of 89.4 mph so I would expect his era to get higher as the season progresses. The Pirates have a poor team batting average at .217 and their woba is .267 (30th in the league).

For the Cubs Alec Mills will take the mound posting a 5.23 era and a whip of 1.16. Mills ins 3-2 this season with 24 strike outs. Mills' exit velocity is pretty sharp sitting at a the sweet spot of 85 mph. His era should improve as the season goes on with an exit velocity that low. The Cub's team batting average is sitting at .225 with a woba of .321.

I like the Cubs in this one, Alec Mills is still a decent pitcher with a high era and he'll have a chance to get another win against a poor batting team like the Pirates. Plus the Pirates will likely have to rely on relievers as Brubaker is yet to finish a game himself.

Chicago Cubs:
Record: 22-14

Last 10 Games: 6-4

Streak: W3

Pittsburgh Pirates:
Record: 10-24

Last 10 Games: 3-7

Streak: L3

  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
  • Chi Cubs are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games against Pittsburgh.
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games.
  • Pittsburgh are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games against Chi Cubs.


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