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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Highlights MLB Odds Menu

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to improve on a 8-12 record when they take on the Chicago Cubs, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Wednesday.

Jon Lester gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday; he's 0-0 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Tyler Glasnow, who will be looking to improve on his 0-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as 158 underdogs on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 5.6-3.2. 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

Pittsburgh (8-12) will face the 12-8 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

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

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 29 ranked offense (3.25 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 at 4.15 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 7.6 hits per game, less than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (8.9 hits on average).

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 13-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 22 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-17 ATS in its last 21 games at home

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