Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Pick: MLB Picks for May 26th 2012
MLB Picks: May 26th 2012
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Pick: Pittsburgh Pirates -118
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The Chicago Cubs are in a slump that they just cannot seem to get out of. The Cubs should not be getting this much respect from oddsmakers tonight. They have now lost 10 straight games overall to take ahold of the worst record (15-30) in baseball.
Chicago’s biggest problem all season has been their offense, where they are hitting just .246 and scoring 3.4 runs/game. The Cubs have scored a combined 6 runs in their last five games overall. They scored 1 run or fewer in four of those five contests.
Former Pirates’ starter Paul Maholm gets the ball for Chicago tonight. Maholm is 1-1 with a 6.06 ERA in three road starts this season. I believe the edge goes to the Pittsburgh hitters as they have a perfect scouting report on the left-hander.
The Cubs are 5-21 in their last 26 vs. a team with a losing record. The Pirates are 6-1 in their last 7 home games vs. a left-handed starter. Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia is 20-9 against the money line vs. terrible power teams – averaging 0.75 or less HR’s/game since 1997. Bet the Pirates Saturday.
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