Monday MLB preview: Nationals at Pirates, Angels at Rangers

The Nationals should have an edge in Pittsburgh on Monday night, and a pair of young lefties should keep runs low in the Lone Star State.

NFL: Breaking down the weakest link on every AFC team

Following the first full week of the NFL preseason, we're left with plenty to break down—the good, the bad and the downright awful. Let's take a look at the AFC and the most glaring weakness on each team in the conference.

Tuesday MLB preview: Brewers at Pirates, Phillies at Diamondbacks

Milwaukee Brewers (58-56) at Pittsburgh Pirates (48-64), 7:05 p.m. ET Chase Anderson (5-2, 3.73 ERA) (MIL) -150 / -1.5 runs (EVEN) / Over 10 runs (-105) Steven Brault (3-1, 4.15 ERA) (PIT) +135 / +1.5 runs (-120) / Under 10 runs (-115) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault returns from a one-month IL stint (shoulder), and he faces a familiar foe in Milwaukee. He's seen the Brewers more than any other team this year and has held [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Cardinals at Pirates, Cubs at Giants

St. Louis Cardinals (52-47) at Pittsburgh Pirates (46-53), 7:05 p.m. ET Dakota Hudson (9-4, 3.57 ERA) (STL) +115 / +1.5 runs (-180) / Over 9 runs (-115) Chris Archer (3-6, 5.36 ERA) (PIT) -125 / -1.5 runs (+150) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Chris Archer has struggled at times for the Pirates this year, but he should put forth a strong effort to help his team secure a victory over the division-rival Cardinals at PNC [...]

Weekend MLB preview: Phillies at Pirates

The Philadelphia Phillies (50-47) and Pittsburgh Pirates (45-50) will renew acquaintances at PNC Park in a three-game series that begins Friday evening. Every contest is crucial to these two clubs, as they try to stay afloat in their respective divisions. Here's what bettors should be primed and ready for in this weekend affair. Friday, 7:05 p.m. ET Jake Arrieta (8-7, 4.54 ERA) (PHI) -110 / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 10 runs (-115) Jordan Lyles (5-6, 5.16 ERA) (PIT) EVEN [...]

Tuesday MLB preview: Cubs at Pirates, Angels at Rangers

Chicago Cubs (45-40) at Pittsburgh Pirates (40-43), 7:05 p.m. ET Kyle Hendricks (7-5, 3.36 ERA) (CHC) -125 / -1.5 runs (+115) / Over 9 runs (-115) Joe Musgrove (6-7, 4.27 ERA) (PIT) +135 / +1.5 runs (-135) / Under 9 runs (-105) MLB free play: Pirates moneyline Kyle Hendricks makes his return from the IL (shoulder impingement) on Tuesday night against Joe Musgrove and the Pirates at PNC Park. The hometown team has given Hendricks trouble in the past, so [...]

MLB Friday preview: Brewers at Pirates, Mets at Diamondbacks

Milwaukee Brewers (32-25) at Pittsburgh Pirates (27-28), 7:05 p.m. ET MLB Free Play: Over Jhoulys Chacin (3-6, 4.88 ERA) (MIL) -115 / -1.5 runs (+130) / Over 9.5 runs (-110) Chris Archer (1-5, 5.75 ERA) (PIT) +105 / +1.5 runs (-155) / Under 9.5 runs (-110) There should be runs aplenty in Friday night's series opener at PNC Park. Milwaukee's Jhoulys Chacin has been terrible in six road starts this year, pitching to a 5.90 ERA and .274 opponent batting [...]

MLB Thursday Preview: Blue Jays at White Sox, Pirates at Padres

Toronto Blue Jays (17-25) at Chicago White Sox (19-22), 8:10 p.m. ET Marcus Stroman (1-6, 3.12 ERA) (TOR) -130 / -1.5 runs (+120) / Over 9.5 runs (EVEN) Dylan Covey (0-2, 5.91 ERA) (CHW) +120 / +1.5 runs (-140) / Under 9.5 runs (-120) The White Sox turn to a woeful starter in Dylan Covey on Thursday night, but they're worth a play as home underdogs against the struggling Marcus Stroman and the blundering Blue Jays. Covey is 5-23 in [...]

MLB Friday Preview: A’s at Pirates, Dodgers at Padres

Oakland Athletics (14-19) at Pittsburgh Pirates (14-14), 7:05 p.m. ET Brett Anderson (3-2, 4.35 ERA) (OAK) EVEN / +1.5 runs (-200) / Over 8 runs (-105) Joe Musgrove (1-2, 1.54 ERA) (PIT) -110 / -1.5 runs (+165) / Under 8 runs (-115) Joe Musgrove has had a fine first five starts for the Pirates, but wins have been hard to come by because of Pittsburgh's lackluster offense. However, Musgrove should get some early run support, as Brett Anderson takes the [...]