Pittsburgh Pirates v Chicago Cubs, 06/17/17 Preview & Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates

Tip: Pirates WIN (2.10)

Chicago rallied with 6 runs in the 9th inning of Saturday’s ball game and defeated the Pirates 9-5. But overall, the Pirates lead the series 4-3 in 2017. Anthony Rizzo is hot at the plate with 2 home runs and 6 RBIs in his past three games. The Cubs face Ivan Nova in game 2 of this set and he’s coming off a 6 inning, 1 hit outing against the Marlins. Nova is 4-2 at home with a 2.29 ERA and has allowed just 1 home run in 39.1 innings. Also, the Pirates are 3-1 in his last 4 starts at PNC Park. For the Cubs, Jake Arrieta heads to the mound for his 14th start of the season. The Cubs are 0-5 in his last 5 away starts and have only scored 1 total run in the last 3. He has a 5.20 ERA away from Chicago and has allowed 9 home runs in 45 innings pitched. Also, the Cubs are 13-18 on the road. The Wolf is liking the Pirates for the win over the $2 mark with Nova on the mound.

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