Cubs at Pirates Betting Preview: Our Best Bet for Friday, May 10

Cubs at Pirates Our Best Bet for Friday, May 10

How about some MLB action to start off the weekend early? Check out our best bet for Cubs at Pirates on Friday, May 10. Good luck!

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Play of the Day: Cubs (+115 at BetMGM)

The Chicago Cubs (22-16) head to Pittsburgh to faceoff with the Pirates (17-21) in a 3-game series. This will be the start of a 6-game road trip for the Cubs. Chicago is currently at .500 in the month of May. They are coming off an ugly 9-0 loss in their last game to the Padres.

Dylan Cease, who struck out 12 over 7 shutout innings, was seemingly untouchable in this one. Pittsburgh has had similar struggles in the month of May. They are currently 3-4 in the month and are also coming off a loss. Los Angeles defeated them 5-4 on Wednesday.

The Pirates blew a 4-2 midway through the game and were never able to mount a late comeback. Javier Assad who is currently 3-0 in the season has one of the best ERAs in the league at 1.66. He threw 6 shutout innings and struck out 4 while in his last start which came against the Brewers.

The Pirates will counter with Jared Jones, who has struck out 52 while walking just 5 this season. He is just 2-3 on the year but that is mostly due to some poor run support. He struck out 10 in 7 scoreless innings against Colorado in his latest start. The lack of run support is likely to continue for the Pirates in this one as they are going to have a hard time getting to Javier Assad.

Key Trends for Chicago at Pittsburgh

  • Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.
  • Chi Cubs are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.
  • Pittsburgh is 6-16 SU in their last 22 games.
  • Pittsburgh is 4-15 SU in their last 19 games against Chi Cubs.

 

Bill Christy


Sports Betting Contributor

Bill is a high-volume sports bettor who runs his own sports investing business. He has an uncanny ability to find tons of mathematical edges on each day’s sports betting card. Bill covers all sports but his bread and butter is UFC, Golf, and College Hoops. Find him on X at @LarrysLocks2