Chicago Cubs versus Pittsburgh Pirates Major League Baseball Best Handicapping Tip

The best betting pick from Tuesday comes from Major League action from the National League as the Chicago Cubs face the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs and Pirates will begin from Pittsburgh at 7PM Eastern Time and the MLB package delivers the live national television broadcast. With the top pick tonight from sports betting we will play on the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates to play under the total of 7 ½ runs. The odds used from this betting prediction came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.

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The odds from this Major League Baseball contest have the home club Pittsburgh Pirates favored by -180 odds with the take back on the Chicago Cubs at +170 odds. The over under came out at 7 ½ runs. Money has shown early on the side of the road club as the Pittsburgh Pirates is now favored by -175 odds with the take back on the Chicago Cubs at +165 odds. The run total has not moved in the wagering off the opener of 7 ½ runs. Those wagering on the run line on the Pittsburgh Pirates and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +130 odds. Those taking the +1 ½ runs with the road club Chicago Cubs will have to lay -140 odds for their wager on the run line. First five innings bettors will lay -175 odds with the Chicago Cubs return at +155 odds. The run over under from this game is set at 3 ½ runs after a full five innings of play.

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Tonight’s pitching matchup will feature left hander Paul Maholm for the Cubs on the hill as he will oppose righty James McDonald from the home club Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cubs starter Maholm is very sharp right now as the hurler has allowed just three earned runs over his past five appearances working 30 innings. He worked one scoreless inning in an extra-inning game during that span. The Cubs aren’t hitting right now as the team has pushed across just three runs total over a four game period. The Pirates starter James McDonald has pitched extremely well at home in 2012 as the righty has an ERA of just 1.69 and WHIP under one run at 0.89. Teams hit just .182 against McDonald in his ten home starts. The Pirates have played to four straight unders and went under in seven of their past eight games. Based on the starting pitching and the Cubs miserable hitting the under is the play at online sports books.