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Pittsburgh Sends Gerrit Cole vs Jason Hammel in Chicago Cubs vs Pirates Game

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

Jason Hammel, with a record of 8-6 on the season, gets the ball for the Chicago Cubs, while the Pittsburgh Pirates trot Gerrit Cole to the mound in this one. He is 16-8 so far in 2015.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Chicago Cubs listed as underdogs of 148 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.7-5.4 win for the Pirates on Tuesday. 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 (86-56) will face the 82-60 Cubs in this tilt. 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. 6 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 12 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 13-rated offensive output, at 9.08 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.2 hits per game, good for No. 28 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 4 defense, allowing 4.32 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 7-rated defense.

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 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 15th