Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Lines, Parlays and Picks


Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs
64-58 (23-39 V)
1:35 pm ET, Saturday, August 17, 2019
PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
51-70 (25-32 H)
TV: 1:35 p.m. ET, MLB Network, ABC 7 (Chicago), AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Lines, Parlays and Picks

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
08/17
10:35a
901
902
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
-140/+120
-150/+130
10½u-115
-141/+131
10o-125
73%
o64%
-155/+130
10½u-115

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Match Preview

The Chicago Cubs have turned into a disaster away from Wrigley Field, last winning a road series three months ago and now finding excruciating ways to lose. After suffering back-to-back defeats in walk-off fashion the past two days, the Cubs will try to halt a four-game slide when they continue a three-game series at the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday afternoon.

One night after falling at Philadelphia on a walk-off grand slam by Bryce Harper, Chicago was victimized by Kevin Newman's two-out single in the bottom of the ninth to add to its National League-worst road record of 23-39. It was the sixth defeat in seven games for the Cubs, who are 0-10-2 in their last 12 road series and now tied with Philadelphia for the second wild card. Tony Kemp had a go-ahead, two-run triple in the eighth inning for Chicago, which had won four in a row against Pittsburgh before their NL-leading 10th blown save since the All-Star break. The Pirates had lost five straight at home and 25 of 31 overall since the All-Star break before an infield single and three walks set the stage for Newman's single that extended his hitting streak to six games.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

Pitching Matchup: Cubs LH Jon Lester (9-8, 4.43 ERA) vs. Pirates LH Steven Brault (3-1, 4.33)

Lester is not having an August to remember, owning an ERA of 10.93 in three outings this month after permitting three runs and five hits over five innings in a no-decision at Cincinnati on Sunday to remain winless in five starts. He was hammered in his previous outing, getting shelled for 11 runs (nine earned) and 10 hits over four innings in a loss to Oakland. Opposing pitcher Brault is 3-for-3 off Lester, who beat the Pirates with 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball on July 13.

Brault has not factored in the decision in 13 of his 17 appearances and that trend has continued in his two starts since he missed a month with a shoulder issue. The 27-year-old gave up four runs and five hits over 4 2/3 innings at St. Louis last time out while allowing two runs and three hits over 5 1/3 frames against Milwaukee in his previous turn. Brault has a 7.53 ERA in 12 appearances versus Chicago and must be wary of Kris Bryant (7-for-12) and Javier Baez (5-for-9).

Overall W/L TW/TL IP H WHIP ERA AF AA O/U
Jon Lester (L)
Steven Brault (L)
9-8
3-1
13-10
5-6
128.0
70.2
149
71
1.41
1.51
4.43
4.33
6.0
6.4
4.5
5.7
13-8
7-4
Last 3 W/L TW/TL IP H WHIP ERA AF AA O/U
Jon Lester (L)
Steven Brault (L)
0-2
0-0
1-2
0-3
14.0
14.0
24
11
2.14
1.21
10.93
4.50
3.3
6.0
7.3
7.3
1-1
2-1

 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats

Team record money vs LHP vs RHP Fave Dog O/U Diff
Chi Cubs 64-58 -597.00 11-16 53-42 52-32 11-23 57-59-6 0.51
Pittsburgh 51-70 -973.00 11-19 40-51 14-13 37-52 69-47-5 -0.75

Last 5 Games

Chicago Cubs

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip Location opposing starter
Aug 16, 2019 PIT 2-3 L -135 9 Kyle Hendricks 7 Joe Musgrove A
Aug 15, 2019 PHI 5-7 L -138 9.50 Yu Darvish 7 Drew Smyly A
Aug 14, 2019 PHI 1-11 L 106 9 Cole Hamels 2 Aaron Nola A
Aug 13, 2019 PHI 2-4 L -131 10.50 Jose Quintana 6 Jason Vargas A
Aug 11, 2019 CIN 6-3 W 128 9 Jon Lester 5 Luis Castillo A

Pittsburgh Pirates

Date Opponent score Result line Total starter ip Location opposing starter
Aug 16, 2019 CHC 3-2 W 125 9 Joe Musgrove 7.1 Kyle Hendricks H
Aug 14, 2019 LAA 4-7 L 105 10 Chris Archer 5 Dillon Peters A
Aug 13, 2019 LAA 10-7 W 149 10 Trevor Williams 5 Griffin Canning A
Aug 12, 2019 LAA 10-2 W 135 10 Mitch Keller 5 Jose Suarez A
Aug 11, 2019 STL 9-11 L 180 9 Steven Brault 4.2 Miles Mikolas A

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Game Lines

Match
Moneyline Runline Total
Chicago Cubs -1.5 (+105) -150 O 10.5 (-105)
Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (-125) +130 U 10.5 (-115)
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5 Inning Line
Moneyline Runline Total
Chicago Cubs -0.5 (-120) -150 O 5.5 (-120)
Pittsburgh Pirates +0.5 (-110) +120 U 5.5 (-110)
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1st Inning
Moneyline Runline Total
Chicago Cubs -0.5 (+220) -130
Pittsburgh Pirates +0.5 (-300) EVEN
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