Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The Pittsburgh Pirates (26-39) host the Chicago Cubs (25-41) in NL Central action, at 7:05 PM ET on Monday.

The Pirates are a tight favorite (-110 on the moneyline) when they take the field against the Cubs (-108). The starting pitchers are JT Brubaker (0-7) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Caleb Kilian (0-1) for the Chicago Cubs. The contest has a set total of 8.5.

Pirates vs. Cubs Predictions

Pirates vs. Cubs Betting Odds

Pirates vs. Cubs Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Pittsburgh has not been the moneyline favorite over the last 10 games.
  • In their last 10 outings (all 10 of them had set totals), the Pirates and their opponents combined to go over the run total five times.
  • Pittsburgh has gone 2-8-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.


  • Chicago has played as the underdog in nine of its past 10 games and won two of those contests.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Cubs and their opponents are 4-6-0 when it comes to hitting the over.
  • Over its last 10 games, Chicago is 3-7-0 against the spread.

Pirates vs. Cubs Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: JT Brubaker

  • The Pirates have gone 4-9-0 ATS in Brubaker’s 13 starts that had a set spread.
  • The Pirates have been the moneyline favorite in four of Brubaker’s starts this season, and they went 2-2 in those games.
  • Brubaker’s team is 5-8 in his 13 starts.
  • Brubaker’s starts went over the run total five times in 13 games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Caleb Kilian

  • Kilian has a record of 0-2-0 ATS in two starts with a spread this season.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.
  • Kilian’s team is 0-2 when he starts this season.
  • In the two games with a total started by Kilian this season, the teams hit the over.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds has launched a team-high 11 home runs.
  • In baseball, Reynolds ranks 42nd in home runs and 160th in RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 22 runs batted in while hitting .270. Both lead his team.
  • Hayes ranks 273rd in home runs and 151st in RBI among hitters in MLB.
  • Jack Suwinski has launched a team-high 11 home runs.
  • Suwinski enters this game on a three-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .357 with three home runs, two walks and three RBI.
  • Michael Chavis’ 22 runs batted in lead his team.
  • Chavis heads into this game on a two-game hitting streak. During his last five outings he is hitting .125 with two walks.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Willson Contreras leads Chicago with 12 home runs this season. He’s batting .283 with 27 RBI.
  • Contreras’ home run total ranks 32nd in MLB, and he is 105th in RBI.
  • Contreras has hit safely in seven games in a row. In his last 10 outings he is hitting .308 with three doubles, two home runs, a walk and four RBI.
  • Ian Happ is batting .284 to lead Chicago, while adding seven homers and 31 runs batted in this season.
  • Happ ranks 89th among hitters in MLB in homers, and 69th in RBI.
  • Happ has hit safely in two straight games. During his last five outings he is hitting .412 with a double, two walks and an RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom is slugging .445 this season, with a team-high 12 home runs. He’s also collected 31 RBI.
  • Nico Hoerner has 47 hits and an OBP of .301 to go with a slugging percentage of .383 this season.

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