Cubs vs. Pirates Betting Preview - July 31

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You can bet Tuesday's 7:05 pm EST Cubs vs. Pirates game online where both teams were around -106.  

Pitching Matchup

PITCHING MATCHUP: Cubs LH Jon Lester (12-3, 3.06 ERA) vs. Pirates RH Jameson Taillon (7-8, 3.73)

Lester held Arizona to one run over six innings. The 34-year-old struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk after giving up 14 free passes over his previous four outings.

Taillon took a tough-luck loss last time out, but he posted his 11th consecutive start allowing three or fewer earned runs. This was his fourth quality start in his past six outings. Taillon is 2-3 with a 5.06 ERA in five starts against the Cubs.

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Pittsburgh is 13-3 in their last 16 overall.

The Cubs are 6-0 in Lester's last 6 road starts.

Current 2018 MLB Record: 29-28 (50.8%)

2018 NBA Record: 12-4-1 (75%)

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