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Chicago Cubs Home to the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB Betting Odds Action

The Chicago Cubs will look to improve on a 20-15 record when they take on the Pittsburgh Pirates, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

Jon Lester will take the mound for the Chicago Cubs, and he'll carry a 3-2 record into the contest. Gerrit Cole gets the ball for the Pittsburgh Pirates; he's 5-1 so far this season.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.6-4.2 victory for the Pirates. 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 bring a 20-15 record to the battle against the 17-19 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 19 (Chicago Cubs) and the No. 15 (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. 13-ranked scoring average of 4.46 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 21 and scoring 3.94 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.63 hits per game to date this season, more than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.11 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.3 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 24 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost in extra innings against the Cubs on Friday as Chicago edged them 11-10 at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing Chi Cubs
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Chi Cubs is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Sunday, May 17th