Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs: Preston’s Best Bet+Player Prop

Pittsburgh Pirates (13-17) make the trip to Wrigley Field for an afternoon battle against National League foe Chicago Cubs (15-16).

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates (+133) vs. Chicago Cubs (-144)

Pirates will send Starting RHP Trevor Cahill to the mound. Cahill has a 7.40 ERA and a 1-3 losing record. Cubs will send Zach Davies 8.22 ERA and a 1-2 losing record to the mound. The Cubs batting order has had mixed results against Trevor Cahill in the past. However, this is a favorable matchup for them at home. Cubs pitcher Davies has a ceiling of five innings in this game with a floor of two innings. A overwhelming majority of the Pittsburgh Pirates batting order has crushed the ball against Zach Davies in the past.

Chicago Cubs have an OVER record of 15-14-2. Meaning the Cubs go OVER the total runs 51.7% of the time in games this season. Pittsburgh Pirates have an OVER record of 13-15-2. Equaling out to going OVER the total runs 46.4% of the time in games this season. Both teams have a positive (+/-) on the OVER/UNDER as well.

Preston’s Best Bet: OVER 7.5 Total Runs (-105)

Colin Moran is in a great spot batting fourth this time up against Zach Davies. Moran has hit 2 homeruns, 7 RBI’s and holds a .333 batting average over Davies in 18 At Bats. In Davies last 7 games he holds a Batting Average of .304, an OBP of .360, and a .348 Slugging Average.

Preston’s Player Prop: Colin Moran To Hit A HR (+700)

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