Ricky’s Free play on the Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5:
Key Angle: It’s important to remember that Ricky never makes a bet on any game based on just one angle. In order to make the grade, all his premium picks must meet several important criteria. He doesn’t share all his secrets within his analysis, instead he chooses to reveal only the angle that he feels is the most significant. In today’s game there is no doubt that the history between these teams is particularly significant. Five of the last seven meetings at Wrigley have gone under the total, and in a potential pitcher’s duel, I’ll take the underdog plus the runs.
– The Pirates are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
– The Pirates are 9-2 in their last 11 overall.
– The Cubs are 1-8 in their last 9 games following a win.
Verdict: Take Pittsburgh +1.5