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Jon Lester, Juan Nicasio Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Wednesday.

For the Pittsburgh Pirates, Juan Nicasio gets the ball, charged with keeping the Chicago Cubs hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jon Lester, 2-1 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as 120 moneyline underdogs in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 6.0-2.2. 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 (15-12) will face the 19-6 Cubs in this tilt. 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. 10 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 1 ranking for hits at 9.96 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.6 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 2.53 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 11 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Pirates, a 7-1 final on Tuesday in support of J Arrieta at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Pittsburgh's last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Washington, Thursday, May 5th
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Friday, May 6th