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Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds and Pick

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Jameson Taillon and his 3-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Chicago Cubs send John Lackey (4-7) to the hill.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 108 at BetOnline for Sunday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 9 at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.6-4.4 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 31-37 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 33-34 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 22 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 19 ranking for hits at 8.44 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 29 in the same category at 8.01 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 18-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 15 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were saddled with a loss last time out in J Arrieta's start, as they lost 4-3 against Pittsburgh on Saturday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to San Diego, Monday, June 19th
Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, Monday, June 19th