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How to bet Andrew McCutchen’s homecoming in Pittsburgh vs White Sox

Andrew McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Vaughn Dalzell breaks down how to bet Andrew McCutchen‘s homecoming with the Pittsburgh Pirates hosting the Chicago White Sox.

White Sox (-140) at Pirates (+120): O/U 8.5

It’s the homecoming and return of Andrew McCutchen at PNC Park and what did he want? A blackout!

Pittsburgh will be absolutely bumping for this game as one everyone from the city and team had circled.

The pitching matchup for this is Rich Hill for the Pirates, McCutchen’s free agent buddy, versus Lucas Giolito for the White Sox. Chicago and Pittsburgh have not met since the 2021 season

Giolito has only faced four current Pirates hitters, Ke’Bryan Hayes, Bryan Reynolds, Ji-Man Choi and Carlos Santana. That group has a combined 53 plate appearances for a .200 batting average with 11 strikeouts, 9 hits and 8 walks. Giolito has never faced McCutchen, which should make for a fun battle.

Chicago owns a 6.93 team ERA that ranks 29th across all MLB pitching staffs compared to Pittsburgh who has the 9th-best ERA (3.46) in the majors this season.

Hill is a 43-year-old LHP, which oddly Chicago struggled against yesterday (Alex Wood, LHP of the Giants). I don’t think Hill has an outstanding day by any means, but this White Sox lineup cannot be trusted and this is an exciting get-up spot for the Pirates in their home-opener.

McCutchen has yet to hit a home run this season and something tells me today can be the day.

I sprinkled a Cutch homer at +650 odds and took the Pirates ML at +120 odds. I also played a Same Game Parlay on the Pirates +2.5 and McCutchen to record a hit at +110 odds. All odds are on DraftKings. Let’s go Buccos!

Pick: Pirates ML (1u), Andrew McCutchen Hit and Pirates +2.5 SGP (1u), Andrew McCutchen HR (0.25u)


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