Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Line & Pick: May 4th 2010
The Cubs have quietly won 3 in a row and 7 of their last 10 and they get a Pittsburgh team that they have absolutely owned tonight. The Pirates enter this contest having lost 10 of their last 13 and they are up against a Chicago ball club that has beaten them in 27 of the last 35 meetings. These Pirates are just 35-79 in their last 114 vs. the National League Central. Maholm has a nice 4-1 career mark against the Cubs, but he also has an ERA of 7.06 in those games. I have a feeling his luck will run out tonight. Meanwhile, the Cubs are 5-1 in Dempster’s last 6 starts vs. the Pirates. They are also a perfect 5-0 in Dempster’s last 5 series-opening starts. We’ll take the Cubbies.