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Pirates vs. Cubs MLB Weather Forecast: Strong Wrigley Field Winds in Chicago Altering Monday’s Total

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Odds

Pirates Odds +136
Cubs Odds -162
Over/Under 8.5 (-122 / +100)
Date Monday, May 16
Time 7:40 p.m. ET
Channel MARQ

*Odds as of Monday morning

Action Network has constructed a historically profitable algorithm that targets the total for Pirates vs. Cubs on Monday night.

The algorithm applies to games in which wind speeds are between five and 40 miles per hour at Wrigley Field. There are other factors associated with the algorithm that will be examined after the paywall.

If you had bet $100 on each game that has fit this betting system since 2005, you’d be up about $7,000. That’s roughly $425 per year and a 17% overall return on investment.

For reference, the annual average return of the S&P 500 — roughly the value of the American stock market — has been about 8% for over a century. Since the start of the New Year, that index is down roughly 16%.

The winds tonight are slated to be above five miles per hour at first pitch, with those speeds expected to increase as the game continues.

And Wrigley Field, in particular, has shown a strong historical correlation between how fast the wind is moving and how often the over or under hits — depending on which direction the wind is headed.

Read further to see what other factors are implemented in this algorithm.

Pirates vs. Cubs MLB Weather Forecast: Wrigley Field Winds