GAME: Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs
DATE/TIME: Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:05 PM EST
WHERE: Wrigley Field, Chicago IL
Pitching Matchup: Pirates - Vance Worley (R) vs Cubs - Travis Wood (L)
LATEST ODDS: Pittsburgh -110 Total OFF
MLB Pick of the Day Record: 12-14 -461
|Vance Worley (R)
Travis Wood (L)
The 4th place Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Eastern Division have lost 3 consecutive games after winning 4 in a row and 5 out of 6 encounters. Overall, Pittsburgh has a winning record of 24 and 19 in their last 43 games since May 2nd after going 10 and 18 in their first 28 matchups. The last time these teams met, the Pirates took 2 out of 3 from the Cubs in their first trip to Chicago earlier this season April 8th to 10th. The Pittsburgh Pirates have a superb record of 7 and 1 and 1 in their last 9 series played at Wrigley Field, dating back to the start of the 2011 campaign. The Pirates will meet Chicago’s Left Hand Starter Travis Woods who in his last appearance had 8 scoreless innings in Philadelphia. However, Woods owns a undesirable 4.48 ERA this season. In his career versus the Bucs, he is 5 and 5.
The Chicago Cubs are 17 and 13 .567% in their last 30 encounters in a little more than 1 month ago starting on May 17th, the top mark in the National League in this stretch and 5th best in the majors. However, they have leveled off in their last 10 matchups.
They will compete against Pittsburgh’s Righty Vance Worley who has a 1.20 ERA in two career starts against the Cubs.
MLB Pick: Pittsburgh -110