Pirates and Cubs battle in Game 2 of a key double-header as pennant races heat up
The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Tuesday.
The Cubs will give the ball to starter Jon Lester in this one. Left hander Lester is 9-10 this season with a 3.50 ERA.
The Pirates will counter Lester with J.A. Happ. Left hander Happ has a 3.87 ERA to go along with a 9-7 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Pirates listed as 114-moneyline favorites versus the Cubs, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 7-6 result against the Brewers on September 13. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -200 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (13) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Chicago was a 7-4 loser on the road against the Phillies. Bettors on Philadelphia at 168 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 82-60
Chi Cubs is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Team record: 86-56
Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 14-4-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 16-7-1 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh Wednesday, September 16