The Chicago Cubs attempt to extend their season-high winning streak to four games when they host the National League Central-rival Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday for the middle contest of their three-game series. The Cubs opened the set with a 9-0 triumph, giving them three consecutive victories for the first time this campaign. Monday’s setback denied Pittsburgh its first three-game winning streak of 2022. Chicago is a -145 money-line favorite (risk $145 to win $100) in the latest MLB odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Pittsburgh is a +125 underdog.
First pitch at Wrigley Field is set for 7:40 p.m. ET. The game is one of 11 on the MLB schedule for Tuesday evening. Other matchups include the Atlanta Braves (+105) visiting the Milwaukee Brewers for the middle contest of their three-game set and the Baltimore Orioles hosting the New York Yankees (-240) for the second of four games. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Now, the model has locked in four confident MLB best bets for Tuesday. All the games occur at 7:05 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still plenty of time to make these MLB picks. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of well over 13-1. You can only see the model’s MLB picks at SportsLine.
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The model, which simulated every game on Tuesday’s schedule 10,000 times, is taking over 7.5 runs (-105) in the Pirates vs. Cubs game at 7:40 p.m. ET (see tickets at StubHub). Chicago managed to eclipse this number in the first inning of the series opener on Monday, erupting for eight runs en route to the 9-0 victory. It was the second time this season the Cubs scored eight times in a frame against the Pirates, as they also accomplished the feat in the second inning of their 21-0 home triumph on April 23.
Willson Contreras, who went 3-for-5 with three RBIs in that rout, had a memorable first inning on Monday. The 30-year-old Venezuelan led off with a double and belted a grand slam later in the frame to become the first Cub with two extra-base hits in an inning since Javier Baez on May 1, 2019. The slam was the 100th career homer for Contreras, who joined Gabby Hartnett and Jody Davis as the only Cubs catchers to reach the mark. Ian Happ went 3-for-3 in the series opener and is 4-for-13 lifetime against JT Brubaker, who allowed two runs over three frames in his start at Chicago on April 24.
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The model also locked in three other best bets for Tuesday, including a must-see play an an underdog that wins outright well over 50 percent of the time. You can see the model’s MLB best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
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