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Wed 04/13 | 4:35 PM UTC | Pittsburgh
SpreadMoney Lineo/u
Chi. Cubs 47-65, -1312 ML
CHC -1.5+130
CHC -130
Over 9-115
Pittsburgh Pirates 45-69, -512 ML
PIT +1.5-150
PIT +110
Under 9-105

Expert Picks

MLB | Chi. Cubs 2 @ Pittsburgh 6 | 04/13 | 4:35 PM UTC

Pittsburgh +110

WIN

ANALYSIS: The Pirates lost their home opener yesterday, but I think they should be able to at least pull out one win this series. Kyle Hendricks looked very good on Opening Day, but he is a feel pitcher, so he can be completely on one day then completely off the next. He actually faced the Pirates 5 times last season and he didn’t pitch particularly well in any of them. Zach Thompson came over from the Marlins in the Jacob Stallings trade and he actually faced the Cubs twice last season. He didn’t allow a hit in 4 IP when he faced the Cubs early in the season before they traded all their players, then he also allowed just 1 ER in 6 IP against the thinner Cubs later in the season. The Cubs used all their top bullpen arms in the win yesterday and they seriously struggled on the road last season at 32-49. I like the value in the home dog.

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John Bollman

The Executive
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Season Splits

47-65, -1312 ML
45-69, -512 ML
All Games
ALL
All Games
60%
3-2, +172
2-3, -8
40%
On Road
LOCATION
At Home
50%
1-1, -17
1-1, +7
50%
As Favorite
STATUS
As Underdog or Even
50%
1-1, -17
2-3, -8
40%
When Line was -142 to -112
MONEY LINE
When Line was -108 to +122
50%
1-1, -17
1-1, +7
50%
As Road Favorite
LOCATION & STATUS
As Home Underdog
50%
1-1, -17
1-1, +7
50%
vs Teams That Win <46% of Games
OPP WIN%
vs Teams That Win <46% of Games
50%
1-1, -17
1-1, +7
50%
vs Teams Allowing >4.2 Runs
OPP DEFENSE
vs Teams Allowing >4.2 Runs
50%
1-1, -17
1-1, +7
50%
2nd game without a day off
REST
2nd game without a day off
0%
0-2, -200
2-0, +292
100%
vs PIT
HEAD TO HEAD
vs CHC
50%
1-1, -17
1-1, +7
50%
when Kyle Hendricks starts
PROJECTED STARTER
when Zach Thompson starts
50%
1-1, +54
1-0, +107
100%