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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to improve on a 61-43 record when they take on the Chicago Cubs, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Tuesday.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to J.A. Happ and his 4-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Chicago Cubs send Jake Arrieta (11-6) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Chicago Cubs were listed as -121 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Tuesday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.1-3.9 win for the Pirates. A 4.1-3.9 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.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 61-43 record to the battle against the 57-47 Cubs. 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. 21 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 15-rated batting order, averaging 4.12 runs per nine innings, against the No. 22 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 3.85 runs per outing.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 7-rated road mark, allowing 3.91 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago got the job done in their last match in a 4-3 victory over Milwaukee on Sunday at Miller Park behind starter C Richard.

C Morton silenced the Reds bats in a 3-0 victory last time out versus Cincinnati at Great American Ball Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 6-15-1 SU in its last 22 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 11-2-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Pittsburgh is 15-6-1 SU in its last 22 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 5th