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Chicago Cubs Host Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Wrigley Field on Sunday.

Jon Lester gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Jameson Taillon brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Pittsburgh Pirates as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.0-2.6 win for the Cubs on Sunday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs sport a record of 6-5 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 5-6 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 2 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 30 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 18-rated batting order, averaging 4.18 runs per nine innings, against the No. 24 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 3.64 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 26 at home, scoring 3.2 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-16 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Pittsburgh is 6-13-1 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Monday, April 17th
Chicago home to Milwaukee, Monday, April 17th