Pittsburgh Pirates (@2.55) vs Chicago Cubs (@1.5)

Our Prediction:

Chicago Cubs will win

Pittsburgh Pirates – Chicago Cubs Match Prediction | 13-09-2019 16:05

Steven Brault will start game two and is 3-1 with a 4.33 ERA and 62 strikeouts this season. Joe Musgrove allowed two runs on four hits while striking out nine over 7.1 innings of work, not factoring in the decision. Colin Moran, Cole Tucker and Kevin Newman each had an RBI while Bryan Reynolds, Starling Marte and Jacob Stallings each had a base hit as well as the Pirates had just five hits as well in the victory. The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to build on their series opening win over Chicago from Friday. In his career, Brault is 0-0 with a 7.53 ERA and 19 strikeouts against the Cubs. Keone Kela got the win to improve to 2-0 on the year.

Chicago is 4-0 in Lesters last 4 starts against Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is 6-21 in their last 27 games overall and 9-26 in their last 35 division games while the over is 5-1-1 in Braults last 7 home starts. Chicago is 1-6 in their last 7 games overall and 10-26 in their last 36 road games while the over is 7-3-2 in their last 12 games overall.

Mitch Keller will start game three and is 1-1 with a 7.94 ERA and 19 strikeouts this season. Adam Frazier had a double while Starling Marte, Kevin Newman and Elias Diaz each had a base hit as Pittsburgh also had four hits as a team in the loss with the rest of the team going 0 for 19 with 3 strikeouts. Steven Brault took the loss, falling to 3-2 on the year after allowing one run on two hits while striking out eight over seven innings of work. The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to rebound to take the series after dropping game two on Saturday. This will be Kellers first career start against the Cubs.

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Keller picked up his first MLB win in his return to the major league rotation Aug. He struck out four with two walks and two runs (one earned) over five innings against the Los Angeles Angels. 12. A former second-round pick, Keller enters play with a 7.94 ERA through 17 innings this year, giving up 15 earned runs but just one homer. The 23-year-old is expected to remain in the starting rotation through the end of the regular season.

Jon Lester got the win to improve his record to 10-8 on the year after giving up just four hits while walking five and striking out three over six shutout innings. In his career, Quintana is 4-1 with a 2.81 ERA and 50 strikeouts against Pittsburgh. Kris Bryant had a solo home run while Addison Russell, Ian Happ and Jonathan Lucroy each had base hits as the Cubbies cranked out just four hits as a team in the winning effort. Jose Quintana will start game three and is 10-7 with a 4.11 ERA and 124 strikeouts this season. Rowan Wick closed out the 9th for his 1st save. The Chicago Cubs will look to win the set after taking game two on Saturday by a final score of 2-0.

Quintana also hasnt taken a loss in any of his last eight starts dating back to late-May. The plus money with Pittsburgh would be worth a look, but Keller is still young in his career, and still has to prove that hes capable of handling the big boys despite a solid start on the road last time out. The Cubs need this game way more than Pittsburgh does, so Ill lay the juice with the Cubs on the road behind another strong start from Quintana. This is a hefty price for the Cubs on the road given their struggles away from Wrigley, but Quintana has been rolling, giving up one earned in back-to-back starts while striking out 21 over that short span.

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The Pirates were restricted to just four runs from the plate and are now a long way behind the .500 mark. The Pirates struggled to cope with Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday and their batting squad was unable to get to seven runs scored by the Angeles. Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled to meet the odds in the past games and they are at the bottom of the NL Central Division. Pittsburgh will need to win 20 games to get back to the .500.

The Cubs will be missing out on Javier Baer due to his sickness and he will be present in this game. Final Score Prediction, Chicago Cubs will win and cover the run line 6-3. Overall, the Cubs are holding the 13thposition in runs and 8thposition in OPS on the season. Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB pick for this match is Chicago Cubs -140. Chicago will have the upper hand in this match. Whereas, the Pirates are holding the 19thposition in runs and 18thposition in OPS on the season.

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TheChicago Cubsare coming off a 6-5 lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates and are currently coming off a 6 Game Road Trip. Furthermore, the Chicago Cubs are currently 45-42 SU on the season and are coming off a 4 game losing streak. Plus, thePittsburgh Piratesare currently 42-43 SU on the season, won their last game over the Chicago Cubs and allowed 5 runs against in their last game.


As predicted the road is not being kind to the Cubs who have now lost three straight to the Pirates, for straight overall and 7 of their last 10. The Cubs should be in panic mode in an effort to stop the bleeding. The Chicago Cubs 45-42 SU will attempt to do a little better when they take on the Pirates 42-43 SU tonight in an effort to avoid the sweep.

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