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Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs Betting Lines and Pick

The Chicago Cubs will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates pay a visit to Wrigley Field.

The Chicago Cubs will turn to Jason Hammel and his 9-6 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Pittsburgh Pirates send Francisco Liriano (11-7) to the hill.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 5.3-5.1 win 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 89-64 record to the battle against the 94-60 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Chicago Cubs, most recently No. 2 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Pirates, who rate a No. 6 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has baseball's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 8.26 hits per game. The Pittsburgh Pirates average 9.16 hits per game, good for No. 6 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Chicago has the No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Pirates own the No. 3 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Pirates grabbed a win last time out, defeating J Lester and the Cubs 3-2 on Friday at Wrigley Field.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
  • Chi Cubs is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games
  • Chi Cubs is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Chicago, Sunday, September 27th

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