Context

The Cubs head into their series finale against the Pirates on Wednesday night looking for the team’s first sweep of the season. The defending champs have been on a tear lately winning six of their last seven games. Pittsburgh has struggled in recent games going 2-6.

The Cubbies will send veteran Jon Lester to the mound tonight to face rookie Tyler Glasnow. Should you bet the reigning champs or the reeling Pirates to win?

Most wagers are on Chicago, which makes sense. The Cubs are the better team with an ace on the mound. Yet, this is the perfect opportunity to be contrarian. All the public money will back the Cubbies, especially since the Pirates are on a losing streak. The moneyline will be artificially inflated which gives value to betting Pittsburgh.

Trend

Be contrarian, bet against good teams.

This Pro System has gone 750-896 (45.6%) on the moneyline, +171.84 units all-time. When you bet contrarian underdogs you don’t need a winning record to make lots of cash.

Our Pick

More than 70% of moneyline bets are on the Cubs to sweep the series. However, Chicago’s moneyline odds have decreased implying sharp money is backing the Pirates. Bet Pittsburgh on the moneyline before the line drops further.


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