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Pittsburgh Pirates Starter Ryan Vogelsong Out to Silence Chicago Cubs Bats in MLB Contest

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

Pittsburgh sends Ryan Vogelsong out against John Lackey for the Chicago Cubs in this game. Vogelsong is 3-6 with a 4.85 ERA on the season, while Lackey is 10-8 on the year and has a 3.39 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup found them as 161 underdogs 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.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.8-2.4 win for the Cubs. 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

77-79 Pittsburgh battles the Cubs, currently with a 100-56 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Pirates rated this week at No. 8 and the Chicago Cubs sitting at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and its No. 13-rated batting order, averaging 4.54 runs per nine innings, against the No. 3 line up of the Chicago Cubs at 4.99 runs per outing.

Defensively, Chicago features the No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.76 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 16 at home, scoring 4.44 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago routed Pittsburgh on Monday by a 12-2 score at PNC Park, plating runs all day in baseball betting action.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, September 28th