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Pittsburgh Pirates Home to the Chicago Cubs in MLB Betting Odds Action

Chicago Cubs


Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, September 12, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Chicago Cubs pay a visit to PNC Park.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Gerrit Cole to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Tsuyoshi wada will be his counterpart for the Chicago Cubs. Gerrit Cole is 8-5 this season, and Tsuyoshi wada is 4-2.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as underdogs of 182 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-2.8 win for the Pirates on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.4-2.8 result in favor of the Pirates 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

Pittsburgh (77-69) will face the 64-82 Cubs in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 11-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 21-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

How Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 10-rated batting order, averaging 4.23 runs per nine innings, against the No. 26 lineup of the Chicago Cubs at 3.77 runs per outing.

Chicago brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates's No. 15-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 11-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Blue Jays. They lost as +170 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Chicago was routed on Wednesday at Rogers Centre, having a 11-1 loss put on them by the Toronto Blue Jays in baseball betting action.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Phillies on September 11. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Pirates hope for a dominant pitching performance similar to their last game when Francisco Liriano struck out 12 batters in 4-1 victory on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 17 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

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