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Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Jeff Locke Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

Chicago Cubs


Pittsburgh Pirates
Saturday, September 13, 2014 7:05 PM ET
PNC Park

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

It's a pitching duel between Jeff Locke for the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-4 on the year) and Felix Doubront for Chicago Cubs (3-5 so far).

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Pittsburgh Pirates as -184 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.8-2.8 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 78-69 record to the battle against the 64-83 Cubs. 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

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 9-rated offense, averaging 4.24 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 22 at 4.34 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.87 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.17 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 15-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 22 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs were a 7-3 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -225 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for OVER bettors. Chicago suffered a 7-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Friday, as Tsuyoshi wada wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
Chi Cubs is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

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Chicago at Pittsburgh, Sunday, September 14th