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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Preview and Pick

Pittsburgh Pirates


Chicago Cubs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 8:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

The Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Chicago on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Cubs bats in baseball betting action at Wrigley Field.

Jason Hammel will take the mound for the Chicago Cubs, and he'll carry a 1-0 record into the contest. Wandy Rodriguez gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 0-1 so far this season.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 4.6-2.9 win for the Pirates on Wednesday. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Chicago (2-5) will face the 5-2 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 28-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 8-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 25-rated offense, averaging 3.14 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 6 at 3 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.14 hits per game so far, less than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.43 hits per game).

Chicago owns the No. 12 defense, allowing 3.14 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 6-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates were a 7-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -119 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 7-6 victory over Chicago on Tuesday at Wrigley Field behind starter Charlie Morton.

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