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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Free Pick 10/07/15


If you want to see big bombs, long rallies and loud hits the National League Wild Card game on Wednesday night might be a game you want to skip. However if you want to see two of the greatest pitchers on Earth battle it out, you will experience your utopia. Gerrit Cole and Jake Arrieta are the story of this game, which is pretty incredible to comprehend given the two teams histories. Jake Arrieta won 21 games this season and after the all-star break possessed a 0.90 ERA and allowed batters to hit just .151 off of him. A lot of that was due to performances against the Pirates. In 15 innings Arrieta allowed just on run and seven hits. On August 4, Arrieta pitched seven innings in Pittsburgh allowing just two hits and zero runs. The Cubs bats have had great success against Pittsburgh. Anthony Rizzo has hit .352 with a .986 OPS against the pirates, while their star rookie Kris Bryant has hit .400 against the Pirates with a .494 on-base percentage. Gerrit Cole had a crazy season as well, going 19-8 with a 2.60 ERA. His last start against the Cubs was a solid one going seven innings while allowing just one run. However on Sept 15, the Cubs scored four runs off of Cole in a much less effective start. McCutchen has only a .222 batting average against the Cubs. Catcher Francisco Cervilli has the best average on the team with a .321 average against the Cubs. So prediction time, if I had to pick who I think would win this game I would say it’s not advisable to bet against Jake Arrieta right now. The Pirates will have a lot going for them. The crowd will be absolutely insane, and the experience of their team absolutely crushes the experience of the Cubs. Cole is reliable and McCutchen has been there and done that and is a constant top 3 MVP candidate every year. For these reasons, I can’t suggest strongly to bet the Cubs on the Money Line with confidence. I expect this game to be 1-1. 1-0, possibly even 0-0 going into the late innings. So my best advice is betting the under. This will be an epic pitchers duel, one they may talk about forever. These are two of the top five pitchers in the National League and they are going against each other. Bet the under with confidence and enjoy the game.

Under   6   -115   5 units