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

The Pittsburgh Pirates (56-96) will look to Jack Suwinski, currently on a two-game homer streak, against the Chicago Cubs (66-86) at 1:35 PM ET on Sunday, at PNC Park.

The Pirates (-111 moneyline odds to win) and the Cubs (-108) will square off in a projected tight matchup. The scheduled starters are Luis Ortiz for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Adrian Sampson (2-5) for the Chicago Cubs. The over/under in the game is 8 total runs.

Pirates vs. Cubs Predictions

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Pirates vs. Cubs Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • Pittsburgh was the moneyline favorite in three of its last 10 games, and went 1-2 in those matchups.
  • Over their last 10 matchups, the Pirates and their opponents combined to go over the run total six times (all 10 of the games had set totals).
  • Pittsburgh has gone 4-6-0 against the spread over its past 10 games.

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  • Chicago has played as the underdog in seven of its past 10 games and has gone 5-2 in those contests.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Cubs and their opponents are 4-6-0 in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Chicago is 5-5-0 ATS over its last 10 games.

Pirates vs. Cubs Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Luis Ortiz

  • Ortiz has started two games with set spreads, and the Pirates covered in both opportunities.
  • The Pirates have not been favored on the moneyline when Ortiz starts this season.
  • His team split the two games he’s appeared in this season.
  • Ortiz’s two starts with a total this season finished 1-1-0 against the total.

Projected starter: Adrian Sampson

  • Sampson’s team is 7-9-0 against the spread this season in his starts.
  • His team is 7-5 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline underdog.
  • Sampson’s team has won eight of his 16 starts this season.
  • Games started by Sampson have an 3-11-2 record at hitting the over this season.

Pirates Batting Leaders

  • Bryan Reynolds paces the Pirates in home runs (25), runs batted in (59) and has put up a team-best batting average of .266.
  • Reynolds ranks 34th in home runs and 94th in RBI among all hitters in baseball.
  • Reynolds has safely hit in three games in a row. During his last five outings he is hitting .526 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and five RBI.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes is batting .243 with 23 doubles, three triples, seven home runs and 46 walks.
  • Hayes ranks 234th in homers and 199th in RBI this season.
  • Ben Gamel is batting .231 with 19 doubles, two triples, eight home runs and 45 walks.
  • Michael Chavis has 16 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs and 19 walks while hitting .229.

Cubs Batting Leaders

  • Ian Happ is batting .269 for Chicago with a team-high 69 RBI.
  • Among all batters in MLB, Happ’s home run total is 80th, and his RBI total is 56th.
  • Happ enters this game on a two-game hitting streak. In his last five games he is hitting .167 with a double, a walk and an RBI.
  • Nico Hoerner’s batting average of .291 leads all Chicago hitters this season.
  • Among all major league hitters, Hoerner ranks 195th in homers and 145th in RBI.
  • Hoerner brings a six-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is batting .314 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, a walk and four RBI.
  • Patrick Wisdom is slugging .429 this season, with a team-high 24 home runs. He’s also collected 62 RBI.
  • Christopher Morel has 84 hits and an OBP of .311 to go with a slugging percentage of .429 this season.

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