Pirates vs Cubs 9/13/19 – MLB Pick



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Pirates at Cubs 9/13/19 – MLB Pick

Cubs PickThe Pittsburgh Pirates would like to derail the chance of the Cubs of winning this game and potentially knock the team out of the playoff hunt. The Pirates, though, are going to have some problems with the way they have been playing on the road and that could make it very difficult for the Pirates to be able to pick up a win in this game. Not to mention the Cubs have been one of those teams that has been able to play decent at home this year and would love to come into the game to pick up a win and potentially make the playoffs as a long shot.

Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

This game the Pirates are coming into this game with 1356 hits on the year with the team hitting at a clip of .266 this year. As a team the Pirates have ended up with 697 runs on the year with 158 homers on the year. Josh Bell has ended up hitting at total of 37 homers on the year while driving in 116 runs for the Pirates. Bryan Reynolds has managed to hit at a clip of .325 on the season so far.

The Pirates have posted a team ERA of 5.03 on the year so far while allowing the opponent to hit at a clip of .265 this season. The Pirates have ended up with a total of 1292 strikeouts on the season, but have walked 508 batters this year. Steven Brault is the pitcher the Pirates are planning on putting on the mound in this game here. Brault has ended up with a 4-4 record and a 4.13 ERA. He has managed to get 100.1 innings on the year with 82 strikeouts. However, he has walked 43 batters and allowed 98 hits.

Chicago Cubs Preview

With the Cubs the team has managed to get a total of 1218 hits on the year at a clip of .250 this year. The Cubs have recorded a total of 711 runs on the season with 228 homers on the year. When it comes to power hitting the Cubs have seen Kyle Schwarber take over the lead with 35 homers. Anthony Rizzo has managed to drive in 87 runners on the year while hitting at a clip of .283 on the year.

For the Cubs the team has posted a team ERA of 4.06 on the year so far. The Cub have allowed the opponents to end up hitting at a clip of .251 this year so far. Jon Lester is the pitcher the Cubs have decided to put on the mound in this game. This year Lester has found himself over the five hundred mark at 12-10 this year with a 4.51 ERA. Lester has thrown a total of 155.2 innings on the year with 154 strikeouts, but has walked 48 batters and allowed 180 hits.

Pirates vs Cubs Line: Chicago Cubs -180  O/U 9.5

My FREE MLB Pick: Chicago Cubs -180

The Cubs have quite a bit going for them in this game. The Cubs have been able to play decently at home and have actually been able to win quite a few games at home. Not to mention Steven Brault has not really been able to show up to the same potential level that you would have expected from him this year, but Brault has also let the Pirates down as well. Not to mention the Cubs have Jon Lester on the mound and he should be able to do decent enough to bring home a win in this game for the team and keep the Pirates offense contained. Final Score, Chicago Cubs win 7-3.

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