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Pittsburgh Pirates Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Chicago sends Mike Montgomery out against Trevor Williams for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this game. Montgomery is 4-6 with a 3.17 ERA on the season, while Williams is 5-6 on the year and has a 4.48 ERA.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-3.1 win for the Cubs. 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

Chicago (69-60) will face the 63-68 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 24 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Chicago owns the No. 18 ranking for hits at 8.57 per game. By contrast, the Pittsburgh Pirates are rated No. 25 in the same category at 8.32 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 12-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.51 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 9 at home, scoring 5.05 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating Tyler Mahle and the Reds 5-2 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park.

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 6-3 to Philadelphia on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Chi Cubs is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Chi Cubs is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Tuesday, August 29th