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Chicago Cubs take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with Odds and Betting Pick

The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Chicago Cubs arrive at PNC Park on Friday.

Eddie Butler, with a record of 3-2 on the season, gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Trevor Williams to the mound in this one. He is 3-3 so far in 2017.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as 120 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 9.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.4-3.8 result in favor of 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates sport a record of 30-36 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 32-33 on the season 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. 8 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Chicago Cubs, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 8.48 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 7.98 hits per game, good for No. 29 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 18 defense, allowing 4.23 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 15-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-4 to New York on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Pittsburgh suffered a 5-1 loss against Colorado on Wednesday, as Chad Kuhl wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Saturday, June 17th