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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/22/2020 Baseball Betting, Tips and Forecast
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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/22/2020 – Chicago Cubs will remain on the road to play their second game of a four-game series with Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cubs are sitting at the top of the NL Central and they have been promising from the start. Chicago is holding a 32-22 record and they are way ahead of Saint Louis Cardinals in second place. Pittsburgh Pirates have been one of the worst teams this season with their poor 15-39 record. The Pirates are sitting at the bottom of the NL Central division. The mlb betting picks and predictions are up and running for this game.
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/22/2020
They held the third spot in 2019 and they just managed to get past the .500 mark. This year, Chicago Cubs turned out to be one of the best teams that have improved. In their opening game against the Pirates, the Cubs smashed five runs to victory and restricted them to nothing. However, they were unable to get past the Minnesota Twins in their last three-game series. The Cubs won the opening game but lost the last two. Last night, Jon Lester threw six innings and gave up just four hits to the Pirates. Jose Quintana will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. The southpaw is holding a 0-0 record on the season with an ERA of 6.00.
Players to watch: J. Baez SS (GP 53 AB 199 R 26 H 41 2B 8 3B 1 HR 7 RBI 22 TB 72 BB 7 SO 70 SB 2 AVG 0.206 OBP 0.242 SLG 0.362 OPS 0.604 WAR 0), A. Rizzo 1B (GP 53 AB 188 R 24 H 40 2B 5 3B 0 HR 9 RBI 21 TB 72 BB 26 SO 35 SB 2 AVG 0.213 OBP 0.33 SLG 0.383 OPS 0.713 WAR 0).
Pittsburgh Pirates had a terrible season last year and there has been no difference in 2020 since they still remain at the bottom. They are struggling to make ends meet and all they could do is hope for a better season next year. Pittsburgh was unable to score a single run from the plate against the Cubs and their pitching unit was too weak for the Cubs batting squad. The Pirates are currently on a five-game losing streak and they remain as the only team with the worst record. Steven Brault will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. The left-handed pitcher is holding a 1-3 record on the season with an ERA of 4.04.
Players to watch: A. Frazier 2B (GP 52 AB 184 R 18 H 39 2B 3 3B 0 HR 5 RBI 17 TB 57 BB 16 SO 33 SB 1 AVG 0.212 OBP 0.286 SLG 0.31 OPS 0.595 WAR 0), J. Bell 1B (GP 52 AB 177 R 19 H 40 2B 3 3B 0 HR 7 RBI 19 TB 64 BB 20 SO 55 SB 0 AVG 0.226 OBP 0.302 SLG 0.362 OPS 0.664 WAR 0).
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs’ last 5 games.
Pirates are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
Betting on mlb for this particular game has turned out to be easy since the Cubs are sure to have a victory here. Pittsburgh Pirates will not stand a chance against a strong team like the Cubs.
Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 4.