MLB Betting System Pick (Friday, July 31): Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

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Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images. Pictured: General view of Chicago Cubs flags blowing in the wind

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Odds

Pirates Odds +180 [Bet now]
Cubs Odds -210 [Bet now]
Over/Under 9 (-105o/-117u) [Bet now]
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The weather at Wrigley Field is always a factor for both oddsmakers and bettors.

Sportsbooks often keep Chicago Cubs totals off the board longer than normal to get a better handle on what to expect from the Wrigley winds.

On the other hand, bettors are always trying to get ahead of the forecast as well, then pounce as soon as odds become available.

Today’s Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs game is a perfect example as double-digit winds are in the forecast, making this over/under a target for savvy bettors.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Betting Pick

Trevor Williams (0-1, 7.36 ERA) vs. Yu Darvish (0-1, 6.75)

According to our Bet Labs software, which allows users to quickly and efficiently analyze years of historical data in order to find profitable trends and winning betting systems, unders are a staggering 93-61-10 (60.4%) since 2005 when breezes of at least 5 mph are blowing in at Wrigley.

Today’s Pirates vs. Cubs weather forecast is calling for steady winds of 10 mph.

Pick: Pirates-Cubs Under 9 (-117) [Bet now at DraftKings. CO, NJ, PA, IN and WV only.]

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