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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Chicago Cubs invade PNC Park on Thursday.

Chicago puts its faith in starter Kyle Hendricks to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 7-6. Getting the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates is Charlie Morton, who owns a 9-7 record on the season with a 4.02 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as -132 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.2-4.9 win for the Pirates on Thursday. 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

87-58 Pittsburgh battles the Cubs, currently with a 84-61 mark. 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. 6-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 12-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 14-rated batting order, averaging 4.29 runs per nine innings, against the No. 17 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 4.23 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.88 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 17 at home, scoring 4.28 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs beat Pittsburgh in extra innings, earning a 3-2 victory at PNC Park in MLB wagering action.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home

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