The MLB is back in action on Thursday as the Chicago Cubs will face the Pittsburgh Pirates at the Wrigley Field. For this game, the Pirates will give a start to the to 25-year old right-hander Trevor Williams. On the other side, the right-hander Kyle Hendricks will start the game for the Cubs. The Pirates recorded an 8-5 win over the Cubs in the series opener. However, the Cubs bounced back on Wednesday as they beat the Pirates 13-5.
The Pirates will give Trevor Williams his third start of the year. Williams plays well in his latest effort, keeping the Reds at bay to only two runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings for his second win this year in the MLB. He also had a good stats in the first game of the season as he had six shutouts. His score against the Cubs is not the greatest as he has conceded 11 runs (10 earned) with a 1-2 record in 18.2 career innings.
On the bright side, Gregory Polanco is enjoying a good form in the Majors, scoring two homers with seven RBI’s in his last four games. Palanco is also sporting a .265 average with three homers and 13 RBI’s so far this season. The Pirates stats show that they are leading the Majors with a solid average score of 6.60 runs per game. They are on a 4.21 team ERA, placing them on the 19th spot overall.
Kyle Hendricks will start his game of the season. So far he has not won this season and also conceded four runs including two homers in Milwaukee in his last game. The right-hander closed down a Miami team to only one run in six innings. He was solid last season as he kept the Pirates’ bats last season, limiting them to five runs in 17.2 innings. His overall stats against the Cubs are 4-2 with a 3.23 ERA in 10 games.
The Cubs have a current average of 4.40 runs per game, placing them on the 13th spot in the MLB. Chicago is enjoying a solid pitching as they have registered a 3.09 team ERA, placing them at the 9th spot in the Major Leagues.
Based on the recent results and on the game on Wednesday, I think that I will go for the Cubs. Kyle Hendricks has a good record against the Pirates, limiting them to a combined five runs in three starts last season, and he has a great 3.23 career ERA against them. On the other side, Trevor Williams has a weak stats of 4.82 career ERA against Chicago. All in all, go for the Cubs!
My Free Pick & Prediction for Pittsburg Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs today on 4/12/2018 is: Take the Chicago Cubs -176 (money line bet)
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