Thursday, April 23, 2015
PNC Park in Pittsburgh
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Hendricks, K (0-0) vs. (L) Locke, J (2-0)
The Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
The Cubs are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. a team with a losing record and 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a starter with a WHIP less than 1.15. They are 7-0 in Hendricks' last 7 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and 4-0 in Hendricks' last 4 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The over is 3-0-2 in the Cubs last 5 overall and 13-3-1 in their last 17 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
The Pirates are 6-2 in their last 8 during game 4 of a series and 39-17 in their last 56 home games vs. a right-handed starter. They are 17-8 in Locke's last 25 starts following a Quality Start in his last appearance and 2-5 in Locke's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest. The over is 3-0-2 in the Pirates last 5 overall and 2-0-2 in their last 4 home games vs. a right-handed starter.
Head-to-head, the over is 4-0-1 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh and 5-0-1 in the last 6 meetings. The Cubs are 6-13 in the last 19 meetings in Pittsburgh and 3-7 in the last 10 meetings.
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 7-5-1 against the over/under
The run differential for the Chicago Cubs is 0.5
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-4-3 against the over/under
The run differential for the Pittsburgh Pirates is 0.4
Injuries to Watch
04/17/15 3B Mike Olt Wrist 60-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 60-day DL (3/27)
04/06/15 P Tsuyoshi Wada Groin 15-day DL (3/27)
04/22/15 SS Jordy Mercer Chest "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago Cubs
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)
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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