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Jose Quintana, Gerrit Cole Take Mound in Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Tilt

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Chicago on Wednesday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

Jose Quintana gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday; he's 9-11 on the season. The Pittsburgh Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Gerrit Cole, who will be looking to improve on his 11-9 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Pittsburgh Pirates as 125 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.4-1.8 result in favor of 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

The Pittsburgh Pirates bring a 67-72 record to the battle against the 75-63 Cubs. 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. 29-ranked Pittsburgh Pirates and the No. 3-rated Chicago Cubs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 27-rated offensive output, at 8.31 hits per game. The Chicago Cubs average 8.64 hits per game, good for No. 18 on the list.

Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 defense, allowing 4.22 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chicago suffered a 4-3 loss against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, as K Hendricks wasn't able to lead his team to victory at PNC Park.

Betting Trends
  • Chi Cubs is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Chicago at Pittsburgh, Thursday, September 7th