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Gerrit Cole, Travis Wood Take Mound in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Tilt

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Chicago Cubs
Thursday, April 10, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs battle on Thursday at Wrigley Field as the Cubs try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Chicago hands the ball to starter Travis Wood in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. Pittsburgh counters with Gerrit Cole, who will try to quiet the fans and the Cubs bats at the same time.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-3.6 result in favor of the Pirates. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 3-5 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 5-3 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 28 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 8 in the latest survey.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 23 ranked offense (3.62 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 9 at 3.5 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.88 hits per game, more than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (8.12 hits on average).

Chicago owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 3.62 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 9-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 7-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +111 on the moneyline, while the total score (12) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh looks to rebound from a loss to the Cubs, who beat them 7-5 on Wednesday behind a start from Jason Hammel at Wrigley Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Friday, April 11th
Chicago at St. Louis, Friday, April 11th

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