Wednesday 9* MLB Total Play

Wednesday 9* MLB Total Play

Chi Cubs vs. Pittsburgh, 08/05/2015 19:05 EDT, Score: 5 - 7

Total: +105/+7½ Over

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Win

Cubs-Pirates Over

The Cubs and Pirates finish off a quick 2 game series and the finale gives us a great number on the total. We get two pitchers who haven't had much success against the opposition throwing in this one.

For the Cubs, they will go with RH Dan Haren. He's been average this season with some good and bad starts, but just hasn't had success against the Pirates. He's 3-3 with an ERA of 5.28 in 10 career starts against Pittsburgh.

The Pirates go with LH Jeff Locke who has been abysmal against Chicago and can't be happy to see his turn in the rotation come here. The Cubs position players are a ridiculous 23 for 69 against Locke and they have knocked him around a lot. They've scored 15 runs in just the 12.1 innings Locke has survived against them in his last 3 tries. His career ERA against Chicago is 5.75.

Chicago is hot right now and they're smashing the ball. Combine that with Pittsburgh's 4.12 runs per game this season and that listed total at 7.5 is a generous gift.

Back the Over.

Good Luck, Razor Ray.

Wednesday 9* MLB Total Play

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