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

The Pittsburgh Pirates (55-94) bring a six-game losing run into a home matchup versus the Chicago Cubs (64-85), at 6:35 PM ET on Thursday.

The Pirates are favored (-117) in a projected tight game against the Cubs (-101). The scheduled starters are Mitch Keller (5-11) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Hayden Wesneski (1-1) for the Chicago Cubs. The over/under for the game is 7.5 total runs.

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Pirates vs. Cubs Last 10 Games Betting Performance

Pirates

  • In the last 10 games, Pittsburgh has not been named the moneyline favorite by oddsmakers.
  • 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 put together a 6-4-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

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Cubs

  • In six games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Chicago has a record of 5-1.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Cubs and their opponents have failed to hit the over seven times.
  • Chicago is 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.
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Pirates vs. Cubs Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Mitch Keller

  • The Pirates have a 14-12-0 ATS record in Keller’s 26 starts with a set spread.
  • The Pirates are 1-2 in Keller’s three starts this season with Pittsburgh as the moneyline favorite.
  • Keller’s team has an 8-18 record in his starts this season.
  • Keller has had 26 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and 10 of those outings finished over the total.

Projected starter: Hayden Wesneski

  • Wesneski and his team failed to cover the spread in his only opportunity this season as a starter.
  • He has yet to start a game this season when his team was the moneyline underdog.
  • Wesneski’s team lost in his only start this season.
  • The only game started by Wesneski with a total this season hit the under.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds leads the Pirates in home runs (24), runs batted in (56) and has accumulated a team-best batting average of .259.
  • Among hitters in MLB action, Reynolds ranks 38th in home runs and 101st in RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes is hitting .243 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
  • Among all MLB batters, Hayes ranks 230th in homers and 194th in RBI.
  • Ben Gamel is hitting .232 with 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 43 walks.
  • Michael Chavis has 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks while hitting .234.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Ian Happ leads Chicago in runs batted in with 69 while batting .271.
  • Happ is 78th in homers and 54th in RBI among all batters in the majors.
  • Nico Hoerner’s batting average of .291 leads all Chicago hitters this season.
  • Hoerner ranks 191st among batters in MLB in home runs, and 138th in RBI.
  • Hoerner takes a six-game hitting streak into this matchup. In his last 10 games he is hitting .314 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom is slugging .427 this season, with a team-high 23 home runs. He’s also collected 60 RBI.
  • Christopher Morel has 82 hits and an OBP of .308 to go with a slugging percentage of .424 this season.

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