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Pittsburgh Pirates Favored by -207 Against Chicago Cubs on Sunday

Chicago Cubs


Pittsburgh Pirates
Sunday, September 14, 2014 1:35 PM ET
PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates get a visit from the Chicago Cubs in MLB baseball betting action on Sunday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Pittsburgh sends Edinson Volquez out against Jacob Turner for the Chicago Cubs in this game. Volquez is 11-7 with a 3.36 ERA on the season, while Turner is 5-9 on the year and has a 5.57 ERA.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as -207 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

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Computer Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-2.8 win for the Pirates. A 4.6-2.8 result in favor of the Pirates is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 sport a record of 78-70 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 65-83 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 11 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 21 heading into this contest.

How Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Stats Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 8 ranking for hits at 8.86 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 26 in the same category at 8.18 per game.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 30-rated road mark, allowing 4.71 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago was a 6-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Pirates. They won as +191 underdogs, while the total score of 10 made winners of OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 6-4 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Saturday, with Felix Doubront throwing 6 innings of 4-hit ball at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Odds Trends

Chi Cubs is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago home to Cincinnati, Monday, September 15th
Pittsburgh home to Boston, Tuesday, September 16th