Monday, April 20, 2015
PNC Park in Pittsburgh
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Arrieta, J (1-1) vs. (R) Burnett, A (0-1)
The Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 6-2 in their last 8 games vs. a right-handed starter. They are 6-1 in Arrieta's last 7 starts during game 1 of a series and 14-4 in Arrieta's last 18 starts following a team loss in their previous game. The over is 6-2 in the Cubs last 8 road games vs. a right-handed starter and 15-5-1 in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
The Pirates are 10-2 in their last 12 during game 1 of a series and 38-16 in their last 54 home games vs. a right-handed starter. They are 7-1 in Burnett's last 8 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and 6-2 in Burnett's last 8 home starts. The over is 4-0-1 in the Pirates last 5 during game 1 of a series and 3-1-1 in their last 5 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15.
Head-to-head, the over is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings and 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Pittsburgh. The Cubs are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 5-5-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Chicago Cubs is 0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-4-1 against the over/under
The run differential for the Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.5
Injuries to Watch
04/17/15 3B Mike Olt Wrist 15-day DL (4/15)
04/17/15 P Neil Ramirez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/16)
04/15/15 2B Tommy La Stella Ribs 15-day DL (4/9)
04/10/15 P Justin Grimm Arm 15-day DL (4/2)
04/06/15 P Dallas Beeler Shoulder 15-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Jacob Turner Elbow 15-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Groin 15-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Brandon Cumpton Elbow 15-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Charlie Morton Hip 15-day DL (4/6)
04/06/15 SS Justin Sellers Heel 15-day DL (3/27)
Tony's Pick: Take Chicago
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