The pitching rotation for tonight’s game will be Ted Lily starting for the Cubs who is 1-4 with an ERA of 3.63 with 26 Ks and 13 Walks and for the Pirates, Jeff Karstens will start and he is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.78 with 19 Ks and 10 Walks. Tonight Lily can break a six game dry spell in the second game of a three game series at PNC Park. For Karstens this will be his return to a starting pitcher role since the 8th of May. Will these stats have any affect on the MLB Betting line and MLB Odds for tonight’s game.
This year the Cubs have lost six of seven games played against the Pirates this 2010 baseball betting season. Their offense has been struggling and tonight they hope to turn the season around and record a game in the win column. The problem here is that the Pirates have been able to hold the Cubs offense at this time.
The PIRATES are 12-11 this 2010 season at home while the CUBS are only 10-15 while playing away and on the road. With that said, it appears that the CUBS have a 54 % chance of winning this matchup. Will this have a negative effect on the MLB Betting lines or MLB odds for this series game? Both teams have come up short lately in scoring runs so it will be interesting to watch the MLB Betting line movements and MLB odds on tonight’s game.
The Cubs and Pirates Stats:
The Cubs are: 24-28 SU
The Pirates are: 21-31 SU
The Cubs lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 6-4
Before they played the Pirates they were 3-7
After they played the Pirates they are 4-6
After their last loss they are 5-5
The Pirates lately:
While playing Tuesday’s they are 4-6
Before they played the Cubs they were 6-4
After they played the Cubs they are 6-4
After their last win they are 4-6
The Next Game:
The Pirates at home vs. the Cubs, on Wednesday, June 2
Our Odds Makers have the lines at present for the CUBS at -1 ½ (+105) and the PIRATES at +1 ½ (-125) and the Total – Over 8 ½ (EV) and under 8 ½ (-120) and the CUBS are -147 and the PIRATES are +137 on the Money Line.