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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick and Odds Preview

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

The Pittsburgh Pirates will rely on Chad Kuhl to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Kyle Hendricks will be his counterpart for the Chicago Cubs. Chad Kuhl is 5-3 this season, and Kyle Hendricks is 15-8.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting Chicago Cubs before the first pitch in this match found them as -161 moneyline favorites earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.8-3.1 win for the Cubs on Monday. 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 sport a record of 77-78 heading into this matchup, while the Chicago Cubs sit at 99-56 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

The Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 8 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Chicago Cubs sit at No. 6 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 8.85 per game. By contrast, the Chicago Cubs are rated No. 18 in the same category at 8.7 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.78 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.47 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Cardinals on Sunday, with J Lester throwing 6.2 innings of 3-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 10-7 to Washington on Sunday at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 27th