Chicago Cubs take on Pirates in baseball test
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds
The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at PNC Park on Friday.
For the Pirates, AJ Burnett gets the ball, charged with keeping the Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Travis Wood, 4-11 on the year.
The Pirates were listed as -195 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 13-rated Pirates and the league No. 15-ranked Cubs, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 16 in the National League at 7.9 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 12 ranking in that category.
Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 5 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 in the National League at home, scoring 3.9 runs per game.
Chicago lost its last outing, a 9-2 result against the Nationals on September 6. Bettors who backed the Nationals at -250 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in Justin Germano's start, as they lost 9-2 against Washington on Thursday at Nationals Park.
The Pirates were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -192 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Astros, a 6-3 final on Wednesday in support of Kevin Correia at PNC Park.
Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7
Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Houston are 7-3
After a win are 3-7
A few Cubs at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 8