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Chicago Sends Eddie Butler vs Trevor Williams in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cubs Game

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates dueling the Chicago Cubs on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh puts its faith in starter Trevor Williams to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 3-3. Getting the ball for the Chicago Cubs is Eddie Butler, who owns a 4-3 record on the season with a 4.18 ERA.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.4-3.3 win for the Pirates on Friday. 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 (42-43) will face the 40-46 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. 12 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 14 (Pittsburgh Pirates) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 19-ranked scoring average of 4.56 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 27 and scoring 4.17 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.04 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.17 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 6-rated road mark, allowing 4.21 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 14 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh rolled to a 6-3 win against Philadelphia on Thursday, as Chad Kuhl and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Citizens Bank Park.

Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 11-2 to Milwaukee on Thursday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games
  • Chi Cubs is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Saturday, July 8th