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Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs will look to pick up a road win when they take on the Pirates in Pittsburgh at PNC Park on Tuesday in MLB baseball betting odds action.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Jonathon Niese in this one and he'll try to improve on his 3-0 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Jake Arrieta, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of 175 for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 6.5 at 5Dimes.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.8-2.8 win for the Cubs. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

15-11 Pittsburgh battles the Cubs, currently with a 18-6 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 10-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 1-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 10.23 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 11 in the same category at 8.5 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 2 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating G Cole and the Pirates 7-2 on Monday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 20 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, May 4th

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