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Vance Worley, Tsuyoshi wada Take Mound in Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Tilt

Pittsburgh Pirates


Chicago Cubs
Friday, September 05, 2014 2:20 PM ET
Wrigley Field

Those betting on MLB baseball odds will look to pick a winner at Wrigley Field on Friday as the host Chicago Cubs battle the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball betting odds action.

Vance Worley gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Pittsburgh Pirates on this Friday; he's 6-4 on the season. The Chicago Cubs, meanwhile, will counter with Tsuyoshi wada, who will be looking to improve on his 4-2 mark.

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Computer Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Pick

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 4.1-3.8 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Chicago Cubs bring a 64-76 record to the battle against the 71-67 Pirates. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs sit at No. 18 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at No. 20 on the same chart.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Chicago Cubs and its No. 24-rated batting order, averaging 3.86 runs per nine innings, against the No. 12 lineup of the Pittsburgh Pirates at 4.16 runs per outing.

Pittsburgh brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Cubs's No. 16-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 1-0 loser as they battled the Cardinals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cardinals at -110 were rewarded, while the 1 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Pittsburgh didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Shelby Miller in a losing cause, 1-0, against St. Louis on Wednesday.

Chicago was a 6-2 winner in its last match at home against the Brewers. They won as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 8 made winners of UNDER bettors. The Cubs grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Garza and the Brewers 6-2 on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 1-3 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games
Pittsburgh is 2-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games on the road
Chi Cubs is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games
Chi Cubs is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games at home

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