Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Guy Bruhn - 6/9/2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 6:05 PM on CSCh, ROOT
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Chicago Cubs - Wood, T (5-5) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates - Liriano, F (1-6)
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Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs and Travis Wood will face the Pittsburgh Pirates and Francisco Liriano. Wood will make his 13th start as Liriano makes his 14th.
Travis Wood pitched to a no-decision in his last outing and that held his record at 5 – 5 with a 5.04 ERA. In that start, Wood pitched 5 innings and surrendered 2 runs on 4 hits with 5 walks and 3 strikeouts. It was the second time this season that Wood issued 5 walks in a game. In 2013, Wood posted a record of 9 - 12 with a 3.11 ERA.
Last season, Wood was 1 – 1 with a 1.50 ERA in 3 starts against the Pirates. Earlier this season, Wood pitched to a no-decision against the Pirates after allowing a run on 4 hits in 6 innings.
Francisco Liriano saw his record fall to 1- 6 with a 4.54 ERA after taking another loss in his last outing. In that start, Liriano surrendered 3 runs on just 1 hit in 5 innings of work. He walked a season high 6 batters while striking out 7. Liriano has virtually no chance of repeating his success in 2013 when he went 16 – 8 with a 3.02 ERA in 26 starts.
Last season, Liriano was 3- 1 with a 2.12 ERA in 5 starts against the Cubs. This year, Liriano opened the season against the Cubs and pitched to a no-decision after allowing just 4 hits in 6 scoreless innings.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
Chicago Cubs are 30-27-3 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Chicago Cubs is -0.1
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
Pittsburgh Pirates are 26-30-6 against the Over/Under
Run differential for Pittsburgh Pirates is -0.3
Injuries to Watch
06/03/14 C Welington Castillo Back 15-day DL (6/1)
05/14/14 P Zac Rosscup Shoulder 15-day DL (5/13)
05/03/14 CF Ryan Sweeney Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
03/31/14 P James McDonald Shoulder 60-day DL (2/23)
03/28/14 P Kyuji Fujikawa Elbow 60-day DL (3/21)
06/09/14 P Gerrit Cole Shoulder 15-day DL (6/4)
05/04/14 P Stolmy Pimentel Shoulder 15-day DL (5/2)
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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