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Chicago Cubs Starter Jason Hammel Out to Silence Pittsburgh Pirates Bats in MLB Contest

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Chicago Cubs
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs will try to be nasty hosts on Monday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Jason Hammel to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Vance Worley will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jason Hammel is 1-1 this season, and Vance Worley is 2-1.

Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.3-4 win for the Pirates on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.3-4 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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

Chicago (10-7) will face the 11-8 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 10.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats Match Up

Offensively, the game matches up Chicago Cubs No. 10 ranked offense (4.59 runs per game) against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 at 3.16 runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have been averaging 8.35 hits per game, more than the Pittsburgh Pirates have managed so far this season (7.58 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 2.78 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Francisco Liriano silenced the Diamondbacks bats in a 8-0 victory last time out versus Arizona at Chase Field.

Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 5-2 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at Great American Ball Park behind starter Jake Arrieta.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

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