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Kyle Hendricks, Gerrit Cole Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

The Pittsburgh Pirates host Chicago on Tuesday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 8-11 mark against the 11-8 Cubs in MLB betting odds action at PNC Park.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Gerrit Cole in this one and he'll try to improve on his 1-2 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Kyle Hendricks, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a 114 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 7.5.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.5-3.4 victory 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

8-11 Pittsburgh battles the Cubs, currently with a 11-8 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 28 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 8 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27 ranked offense (3.42 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 19 at 4.37 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 7.74 hits per game, less than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (9.26 hits on average).

Chicago brings the No. 19-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 28-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 26th