The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs will meet today from Wrigley Field. All MLB odds can be found at Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Last year Pittsburgh briefly challenged for the division title but faded, this year they show no signs of doing so. The Pirates put more pressure on the Reds with a 5-0 win versus the Cubs yesterday to make it 7 wins in 11 games. This afternoon the Pirates will start Jeff Karstens. Karstens has been up and down this season and will look to get back on track this afternoon.
The Cubs have not fared very well this season if you look at the record. The past several weeks though they have been playing very well. On Tuesday night however they did lose to Pittsburgh 5-0 which put an end to their three-game winning streak. This afternoon they will send left-hander Travis Wood to the mound as they look to get back on track. He himself has lost three straight decisions and has given up 22 runs in the house three starts.
While we do not love Karstens, Wood has not been great yet lately either. Give us Pittsburgh as a moneyline favorite on the road this game at the sportsbook.