This series has been a good one. If you are a Cubs fan. You can’t help but think there is hope for this Pirates team for the remainder of this season. After they finish this series against the Cubs, of course.
Cubs are sending RHP Alec Mills to the mound today against a spotty Pirates batting order. Mills enters this game with a 5.23 ERA and 24 K’s. Pirates will be sending RHP JT Brubaker to the mound against a well-rounded Cubs batting order. Brubaker enters this game with a 4.50 ERA and 22 K’s.
Cubs are 2-0 in this 3 game series. Scoring 8-runs in both prior contests. Pirates held it together in the first game of the series taking it 11 innings and scoring 7-runs. However, they completely faltered yesterday; only scoring 2-runs, while giving up 8. The momentum is all on the Cubs side and the stage is set for them to have a field day. I also think Pittsburgh will pick up the hitting this afternoon. Over 9.5 runs (-110) is a solid spot for this game. However, providing you with the best betting spot in a contest; is more my speed.
My wager: Ian Happ OVER 0.5 Hits (-155). Chicago Cubs CF is averaging over 0.5 hits in this series. Happ’s OBP (on base percentage) is .420 which is the highest in his MLB career. Happ is hot at the right time and is a big part of the Cubs offense. This spot not only has great value but you are betting on a hitter with confidence in his swing.
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*All odds courtesy of Draft Kings Sportsbook and are subject to change at any time without prior notice.*