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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Pick and Odds Preview

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

Chicago sends Jon Lester out against Jameson Taillon for the Pittsburgh Pirates in this game. Lester is 5-5 with a 3.94 ERA on the season, while Taillon is 5-2 on the year and has a 2.73 ERA.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cubs to win this game 4.2-3.5. 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 43-44 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 41-47 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. 12 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 14 (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. 20-rated batting order, averaging 4.55 runs per nine innings, against the No. 26 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.14 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 7-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 15 at home, scoring 4.72 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Cubs, a 4-2 final on Saturday in support of I Nova at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • 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 8 games
  • Pittsburgh is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Chi Cubs's last 21 games
  • Chi Cubs is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

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