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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates

vs

Chicago Cubs
Sunday, September 07, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Chicago and the Pittsburgh on Sunday, with the host Cubs trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

The match puts starter Gerrit Cole for the Pittsburgh Pirates on the hill facing Travis Wood for the Chicago Cubs. Cole brings a 7-5 mark to the game, while Wood is 8-11 to date on the season.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.2-3.7 win for the Pirates. A 4.2-3.7 result in favor of the Pirates is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 (64-77) will face the 72-67 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 20-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

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How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 27-ranked scoring average of 3.82 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.17 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.73 per nine innings).

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 19-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.23 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 at home, scoring 3.77 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-0 winner on the road against the Cubs. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -167 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Francisco Liriano silenced the Cubs bats in a 5-0 victory last time out versus Chicago at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-3 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 1-3 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home
Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, Monday, September 8th
Chicago at Toronto, Monday, September 8th

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