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MLB Odds with Pick - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

Pittsburgh Pirates


Chicago Cubs
Saturday, September 06, 2014 4:05 PM ET
Wrigley Field

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

The Chicago Cubs will rely on Felix Doubront to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Francisco Liriano will be his counterpart for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Felix Doubront is 3-4 this season, and Francisco Liriano is 3-10.

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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 sport a record of 64-76 heading into this matchup, while the Pittsburgh Pirates sit at 71-67 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Chicago vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates odds would favor the Cubs if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Chicago is rated No. 18 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 20.

How Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Stats Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Chicago Cubs No. 24-ranked scoring average of 3.86 runs per game, against a Pittsburgh Pirates offense rated No. 13 and scoring 4.16 runs per game. The Cubs have averaged 8.23 hits per game to date this season, less than the Pirates hitters have managed (8.71 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the No. 20-rated road mark, allowing 4.31 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

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 0-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 0-3-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 13-5-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing Chi Cubs
Chi Cubs is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Chi Cubs is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

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