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

The Pittsburgh Pirates (55-96) bring an eight-game losing streak into a matchup versus the Chicago Cubs (66-85), at 6:35 PM ET on Saturday.

The Cubs are projected as a tight favorite (-110 moneyline odds) against the Pirates (-109). The starting pitchers are Wade Miley (1-1) for the Chicago Cubs, and Johan Oviedo (3-2) for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The game’s total is set at 7.5.

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Cubs vs. Pirates Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Chicago has a 1-2 record across the three games it was favored on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups (all had set totals), the Cubs combined with their opponents to hit the over on the run total four times.
  • Chicago has put together a 6-4-0 record against the spread over its past 10 games.

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  • In eight games over the last 10 matchups when set as the underdog by bookmakers, Pittsburgh has a record of 2-6.
  • In their last 10 games with a total, the Pirates and their opponents have combined to hit the over six times.
  • Pittsburgh has four wins against the spread in its last 10 chances.

Cubs vs. Pirates Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Wade Miley

  • The Cubs have a 4-3-0 record against the spread in Miley’s starts.
  • The Cubs have a 3-1 record in Miley’s four starts this season when they were favored on the moneyline.
  • Miley’s team has a 3-4 record in his starts this season.
  • Miley’s starts went over the run total five times in seven games with a set total this season.

Projected starter: Johan Oviedo

  • Oviedo’s team is 1-4-0 against the spread in his starts this season.
  • When he is the starting pitcher, Pittsburgh has a record of 1-4 this season when they are the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Oviedo’s team is 1-4 when he starts this season.
  • Out of Oviedo’s five starts with a total this season, two have hit the over.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Ian Happ has collected a team-high 69 runs batted in.
  • Happ ranks 78th in homers and 55th in RBI among all batters in baseball.
  • Nico Hoerner’s .291 batting average paces his team.
  • Hoerner ranks 193rd in homers and 143rd in RBI among batters in baseball.
  • Hoerner enters this game on a six-game hitting streak. During his last 10 games he is hitting .314 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom paces the Cubs with 24 home runs.
  • Wisdom has safely hit in two straight games. In his last five games he is batting .143 with two home runs, a walk and three RBI.
  • Christopher Morel is hitting .236 with 17 doubles, four triples, 14 home runs and 36 walks.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds leads Pittsburgh in home runs with 25, runs batted in with 59 and his batting average of .265 is also best on his team.
  • Reynolds is 32nd in home runs and 86th in RBI among all hitters in the majors.
  • Reynolds takes a two-game hitting streak into this game. During his last five outings he is batting .474 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .243 with an OBP of .314 and a slugging percentage of .348 this season.
  • Hayes ranks 233rd overall in home runs and 196th in RBI this year.
  • Ben Gamel has 81 hits this season and a slash line of .230/.320/.364.
  • Michael Chavis has 92 hits and an OBP of .265 to go with a slugging percentage of .392 this season.

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