Pittsburgh Pirates versus Chicago Cubs Best Handicapping MLB Pick

We come with a best Major League Baseball pick from Tuesday in the National League contest between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs. The Pirates and Cubs will begin from Wrigley Field at 8PM Eastern Time and WGN TV will have the live national television broadcast. With our Major League Baseball best bet we will play on the Pittsburgh Pirates -102 odds against the Chicago Cubs. The line odds used for the free pick came courtesy of Top Bet sportsbook.

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The betting odds opened up at a pick with each the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs returning -105 odds. The run over under opened up in this NL game at 8 runs. Money has shown early on the home side as the Chicago Cubs is now favored by -108 odds with the Pittsburgh Pirates bringing back -102 odds. The over under has seen early movement downward in some betting outlets to 7 ½ runs but the total of 8 is the most widely available total for this game. Run line bettors who lay the -1 ½ runs on the side of the Chicago Cubs will get back +190 odds. Bettors who choose to take the +1 ½ runs with the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to lay -210 odds for their wager on the run line. First five inning line gamblers will find the game lined at a pick with each team returning -110 odds. The run over under is set at 4 runs after a full five innings of play.

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The pitching matchup for game two of this NL series has A.J. Burnett on the hill for the Pirates as he will oppose Ryan Dempster for the Chicago Cubs. Burnett has pitched very well this season as the veteran right hander carries an ERA of 2.86 and WHIP of 1.05 over his past two starts. Pittsburgh Pirates team record in Burnett’s 18 starts is 15-3. Compare that to the Cubs record in Dempster’s 16 starts at 7-9. In A.J. Burnett’s past two starts he has allowed three runs total working 15 innings in starts at Houston and home to Miami. Burnett may be showing some signs of wear by allowing seven earned runs in his past 12 innings in losses at Pittsburgh and St Louis. A.J. Burnett held the Cubs scoreless in his May 25th start against them working 5 1/3rd innings. Lifetime Burnett is 5-0 against the Cubs and the Pittsburgh bullpen is much better backing him making the Pirates the top betting pick at sports books.