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Chicago Cubs Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

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

J.A. Happ gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 9-7 mark. In the other dugout, Jon Lester brings a 9-10 ledger to the game for the Chicago Cubs as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Chicago Cubs before the first pitch in this match found them as -103 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Pirates to win this game 5.7-5.4. 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 86-56 record to the battle against the 82-60 Cubs. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 12 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 13-rated offense, averaging 4.32 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 7 at 3.93 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 9.08 hits per game so far, more than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.2 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 4-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 7 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago looks to rebound from a loss to the Phillies, who beat them 7-4 on Sunday behind a start from A Harang at Citizens Bank Park.

The Pirates beat Milwaukee in extra innings, earning a 7-6 victory at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 14-4-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Pittsburgh is 16-7-1 SU in its last 24 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 16th