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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

MLB wagering interest swings to the Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates battle on Saturday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Jon Lester to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 9-4. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Chad Kuhl, who owns a 1-0 record on the season with a 4.09 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a 162 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 8.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 5.9-3.6 victory for the Pirates. 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 (45-42) will face the 52-34 Cubs in this tilt. 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. 18 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 22 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4.67 runs per nine innings, against the No. 2 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 5.21 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.83 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 at home, scoring 4.71 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Pittsburgh on Friday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 10th

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