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MLB Odds with Pick - Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates

The visiting Chicago Cubs hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to pick up a win at PNC Park against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Jameson Taillon gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 4-4 mark. In the other dugout, Jake Arrieta brings a 18-7 ledger to the game for the Chicago Cubs as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Pittsburgh Pirates in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 161 at BetOnline for Wednesday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 7.5 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 7.6-2.8 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

77-80 Pittsburgh battles the Cubs, currently with a 101-56 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Chicago injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 8 (Pittsburgh Pirates) and the No. 6 (Chicago Cubs) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Chicago Cubs rank No. 13 at 8.75 hits per game. That compares with the Pittsburgh Pirates No. 11 ranking in that category.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 21-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating R Vogelsong and the Pirates 6-4 on Tuesday at PNC Park.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 29th