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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Analysis, Lines and Pick

PNC Park hosts an MLB battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the visiting Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Jake Arrieta gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on Monday; he's 14-8 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Chad Kuhl, who will be looking to improve on his 6-10 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Pittsburgh was a 177 moneyline underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at 5Dimes pick an opening over under number of 8.5.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.0-1.4 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

Pittsburgh (65-72) will face the 75-61 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. 29 and the Chicago Cubs at No. 3 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh Pirates No. 27-rated offense, averaging 4.17 runs per game, against a Chicago Cubs defense that ranks No. 12 at 4.4 in runs allowed per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates have averaged 8.26 hits per game so far, less than Chicago Cubs batters have averaged on the year (8.66 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Pittsburgh has the No. 13-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Cubs own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-1 to Atlanta on Sunday at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 3-1 victory over Cincinnati on Sunday at PNC Park behind starter Trevor Williams.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Chi Cubs is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, September 5th