Chicago Cubs versus Pittsburgh Pirates Pick Prediction MLB Betting Lines Odds Preview 8-3-2015

The Chicago Cubs are heading to the road to open a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Major League Baseball game set for Monday August 3rd.

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Play begins from Pittsburgh at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN TV.

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

The wagering odds from this game have the home side Pittsburgh Pirates the -144 wagering favorite with the return on the road underdog Chicago Cubs at +129 odds. The run total is lined at 6 ½.

The Cubs will throw veteran Jon Lester in the series opener. The Chicago left hander is 6-8 in 21 starts with an ERA of 3.26 and WHIP of 1.17. Lester appeared on Wednesday and allowed two earned runs and five hits tossing eight innings in a 3-2 home victory to Colorado as a -230 betting favorite.


The Pirates counter with Francisco Liriano who throws for the 21st time this year. Liriano is 7-6 with an ERA of 2.92 and WHIP of 1.06. The Pittsburgh left hander threw on Wednesday and allowed two earned runs and ten hits over 5 2/3rd innings pitched in a 10-4 road win at Minnesota as a -129 betting odds favorite.

Chicago is coming off the 4-3 road win at Milwaukee on Sunday as a +101 wagering underdog. The total went under 9 ½ runs.

Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati on the road on Sunday 3-0 as a -139 wagering favorite. The total went under nine runs.

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