2015 Season MLB Baseball Past Picks
May 17, 2015
This pick was released to clients on May 17, 2022 at 1:22PM ET.
Pittsburgh at Chicago
Sunday 05/17 02:20 PM Eastern
1.5 units on Chicago -125 (moneyline) (risk 1.5 to return 2.7) RESULT: LOSS
Pittsburgh is struggling on the road and struggling to score runs, 23rd in runs scored and 26th in on-base percentage. The Pirates made it tough on themselves in Saturday's 4-1 loss, committing a season-high three errors and going 1-for-14 with runners in scoring position. The Pirates are 16-37 on the road against a team with a winning record, as well as 8-17 in A.J. Burnetts last 25 road starts. The Cubs have won six straight and are 7-2 at home versus a team with a losing record. Cubs righty Jake Arrieta (4-3, 3.00) is 11-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 22 career starts at Wrigley Field. He is also 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA in five career starts against the Pirates. The Cubs are 12th in runs scored, fifth in on-base percentage, and on a 6-0 run at home, so grab home field. Play the Cubs.