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Chicago Cubs Host Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Chicago Cubs look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Pittsburgh Pirates arrive at Wrigley Field on Friday.

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Kyle Hendricks to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Jeff Locke will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kyle Hendricks is 0-1 this season, and Jeff Locke is 2-2.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 4.7-4 win for the Pirates on Friday. Odds Shark score prediction models pick a 4.7-4 result in favor of the Pirates today. 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 (19-15) will face the 17-18 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. 19-ranked Chicago Cubs and the No. 15-rated Pittsburgh Pirates in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates rank No. 22 at 7.91 hits per game. That compares with the Chicago Cubs No. 17 ranking in that category.

Chicago owns the No. 14 defense, allowing 4.26 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Pittsburgh's No. 3-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-2 to Philadelphia on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park.

The Cubs enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Mets on Thursday, with Travis Wood throwing 1 1/3 innings of 0-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Saturday, May 16th