Cubs at Pirates 5/29/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs
Date & Time: 5/29/2018, 11:05 PM UTC
Latest Odds: CHC -120 Total 8
TV Channel: MASN

NL Central Division rivals will collide on Tuesday night, when the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates continue their series from PNC Park. On Memorial Day, SP Mike Montgomery (1-1) struck out five batters over five plus scoreless frames to lead Chicago to a 7-0 victory. Anthony Rizzo and Addison Russell each went deep for the Cubs, who trail Milwaukee by 4.5 games for the division lead.

Chicago skipper Joe Maddon will turn to veteran left-hander Jon Lester (4-2 2.37 ERA) in this matchup. Through 57 innings of work, Lester has allowed just six home runs and owns a solid 1.19 WHIP.
The Pittsburgh Pirates enter this contest having lost three straight and eight of their last ten games overall. On Monday, the Pirates collected just two hits and committed two errors on the afternoon. SP Chad Kuhl (4-3) allowed just one run over six frames and took the loss for Pittsburgh, who fell to three games above .500 overall.

Rookie right-hander Nick Kingham (2-1 3.44 ERA) will make his fourth career major league start for the Pirates. Through 18 plus innings, Kingham has struck out 21 batters and has only walked two men that he has faced.

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Betting Trends

Cubs are 7-3 in Lesters last 10 starts.
Pirates are 1-4 in Novas last 5 home starts.
Under is 3-0-1 in Lesters last 4 road starts.
Under is 10-2 in Novas last 12 home starts.
Cubs are 16-7 in the last 24 meetings in Pittsburgh.

Chicago SP Yu Darvish (shoulder) will undergo an MRI on Tuesday to determine the severity of his injury. Through 50 games, Chicago ranks 5th in batting average and 5th in runs scored. For the season, Pittsburgh ranks 7th in batting average and 6th in runs scored. The Pirates need a win and will get the job done at home. Final Score Prediction, Pittsburgh Pirates win 6-2.


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