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MLB Odds with Pick - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

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

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Jake Arrieta and his 4-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send AJ Burnett (2-1) to the hill.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.3-4.1 result in favor of 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

Chicago (21-15) will face the 17-20 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

The game also pits Chicago Cubs No. 14-rated offense, averaging 4.44 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates defense that ranks No. 6 at 3.59 in runs allowed per game. The Chicago Cubs have averaged 8.61 hits per game so far, more than Pittsburgh Pirates batters have averaged on the year (8.19 hits per game).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.33 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 23 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates endured a 4-1 loss at the hands of the Cubs on Saturday, with Gerrit Cole throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games on the road
  • 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 UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games at home
  • Chi Cubs is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Minnesota, Tuesday, May 19th
Chicago at San Diego, Tuesday, May 19th