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2016 MLB Regular Season Record on 500-star Signature Betting Picks. 159-65-14.
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2017 MLB Regular Season 500-star Signature Betting Predictions. 168-95-6.
The Chicago Cubs have a three-game lead over Milwaukee in the divisional standings. They are two games over .500 vs. NL Central opponents and have a 31-27 road record. Second Baseman Javier Baez leads a batting order in three broad categories that rank second in Major League Baseball with a 2.64 team batting average.
First Baseman Anthony Rizzo along with Albert Almora Jr. are also contributing. Third Baseman Kris Bryant is out with a shoulder injury; he was recently placed on the 10-day disabled list, and his timetable to return is uncertain. Relief Pitchers Brandon Morrow and Steve Cishek along with the rest of the bullpen have thrown 438 innings with a 3.32earned run average which is fourth best in baseball.
Lester is 3-1 vs. Pittsburgh this season with of them going over the betting odds total, but the under is 6-2 the Cubs last eight on the road.
Bovada.Lv, list the Chicago Cubs at +800 to win the 2018 World Series.
It's almost desperation time for manager Clint Hurdle and his Pittsburgh Pirates team as they're still nine games out of first place but six from a wildcard spot for the 2018 postseason. Hurdle will turn to right-hander Ivan Nova (7-6) who's won five of his last six starts and took down the Cubs 7-1 on June 10th, the only time he's faced them in 2018.
It doesn't get any easier for Pittsburgh as NL East division leaders Atlanta Braves are in town on August 20th to 22nd. First Baseman Josh Bell is starting to swing the bat with consistency; he's hit safely in five of their last six games and has a team-best .349 on-base percentage.
Center fielder Starling Marte is questionable tonight with an undisclosed illness which could hurt on offense. The betting odds under is 19-7-2 Nova's last twenty-eight home starts.
Bovada.Lv, list the Pittsburgh Pirates at +7,500 to win the 2018 MLB NL Central division crown.