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MLB Odds with Pick - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

The visiting Pittsburgh Pirates hope for a solid performance on Sunday as they look to pick up a win at Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs.

For the Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pittsburgh Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Gerrit Cole, 3-3 on the year.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 6.0-3.2 result in favor of 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 (27-8) will face the 18-17 Pirates in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Chicago Cubs at No. 1 and the Pittsburgh Pirates at No. 16 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 1-rated batting order, averaging 6.09 runs per nine innings, against the No. 5 line up of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.83 runs per outing.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.33 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 at home, scoring 5.42 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates hope to make more contact than they did in their start against J Arrieta, who struck out 11 batters in 8-2 loss on Saturday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Atlanta, Monday, May 16th
Chicago at Milwaukee, Tuesday, May 17th