Monday, April 27, 2015
Wrigley Field in Chicago
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Probable Pitchers: (R) Worley, V (2-1) vs. (L) Wood, T (1-1)
The Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Chicago Cubs on Monday at Wrigley Field in Chicago.
The Pirates are 4-0 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter and are 4-0 in their last 4 overall. Pittsburgh is 4-0 in their last 4 games on grass and are 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The over is 5-1 in the Pirates last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter and is 5-2 in Vance Worley's last 7 starts with 4 days of rest.
The Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days and are 13-6 in their last 19 vs. the National League Central. Chicago is 8-18 in Travis Woods' last 26 home starts vs. a team with a winning record and are 11-33 in his last 44 starts vs. a team with a winning record. The over is 3-0-1 in the Cubs last 4 during game 1 of a series and is 5-1-2 in their last 8 overall.
The Pirates are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Chicago and are 20-8 in the last 28 meetings. The Cubs are 2-5 in Woods' last 7 starts vs. Pirates and are 0-6 in his last 6 home starts vs. Pirates.
Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-1-1 against the over/under
The run differential for the Pittsburgh Pirates is -1.7
Chicago Cubs Betting Trends
The Chicago Cubs are 0-2-0 against the over/under
The run differential for the Chicago Cubs is -0.5
Injuries to Watch
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)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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