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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Chicago Cubs


Pittsburgh Pirates
Monday, June 09, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Pittsburgh and the Chicago on Monday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Pittsburgh hands the ball to starter Charlie Morton in this one and he'll try to improve on his 2-7 mark on the year. Chicago counters with Edwin Jackson, who will try to quiet the fans and the Pirates bats at the same time.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Chicago Cubs were 145 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3.9-3.7 win for the Cubs on Monday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 3.9-3.7 result in favor of the Cubs today. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

29-33 Pittsburgh battles the Cubs, currently with a 25-35 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 16 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 14.

How Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh Pirates No. 21 ranked offense (3.97 runs per game) against a Chicago Cubs defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 11 at 4.05 runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been averaging 8.61 hits per game, more than the Chicago Cubs have managed so far this season (7.95 hits on average).

Pittsburgh owns the No. 17 defense, allowing 3.97 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 11-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Marlins on June 8. Bettors who backed the Marlins at -108 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs endured a 4-3 loss at the hands of the Marlins on Sunday, with Jake Arrieta throwing 6 innings of 3-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 1-0 loser at home against the Brewers. Bettors on Milwaukee at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Pirates were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Milwaukee staff and losing 1-0 to the Brewers on Sunday at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, June 10th