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

The Pittsburgh Pirates (55-95) carry a seven-game losing run into a home contest versus the Chicago Cubs (65-85), at 6:35 PM ET on Friday.

The Pirates are projected as a close favorite (-110 moneyline odds to win) against the Cubs (-109). The scheduled starters are Bryse Wilson (3-9) for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Javier Assad (1-2) for the Chicago Cubs. The matchup has an over/under of 8 total runs.

Pirates vs. Cubs Predictions

Pirates vs. Cubs Betting Odds

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Pirates vs. Cubs Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • In the last 10 games, Pittsburgh was named the moneyline favorite by bookmakers only once, a game it lost.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Pirates and their opponents combined to hit the over on the total five times (all 10 games had set totals).
  • Pittsburgh’s ATS record is 5-5-0 over its past 10 games.

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

Pirates vs. Cubs Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Bryse Wilson

  • The Pirates are 9-9-0 ATS in Wilson’s 18 starts with a set spread.
  • The Pirates were named the moneyline favorite for one Wilson start this season — they won.
  • Wilson’s team has compiled a 9-9 record over his 18 starts.
  • Wilson has had 18 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and 11 of those matchups hit the over.

Projected starter: Javier Assad

  • Assad’s team is 3-2-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Chicago has a record of 2-1 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Assad’s team has a 2-3 record in his starts this season.
  • The teams have not yet hit the over in any of the five games Assad has started this season.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds paces the Pirates with 24 home runs and 57 runs batted in, while accumulating a team-best batting average of .263.
  • Reynolds ranks 38th in homers and 95th in RBI among all hitters in MLB action.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes has 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks while batting .243.
  • Hayes currently ranks 231st in home runs and 195th in RBI in the majors.
  • Ben Gamel has 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 44 walks while batting .230.
  • Michael Chavis is hitting .234 with 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 18 walks.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Ian Happ is batting .269 for Chicago with a team-high 69 RBI.
  • Happ is 78th in home runs and 54th in RBI among all batters in the big leagues.
  • Nico Hoerner leads Chicago in batting with a .291 average while slugging nine homers and driving in 49 runs.
  • Hoerner ranks 191st in home runs and 139th in RBI among all MLB batters this season.
  • Hoerner has safely hit in six games in a row. In his last 10 outings 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 collected 83 hits this season and has an OBP of .311. He’s slugging .427 on the year.

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