The Pittsburgh Pirates (6-7) and Chicago Cubs (6-7) will battle on Friday at Wrigley Field, starting at 8:05 PM ET. The Cubs will hand the ball to Drew Smyly (1-0), and the Pirates will counter with Jose Quintana (0-1). At home, the Cubs are favored to win on the moneyline (-170) over the Pirates (+150).
Cubs vs Pirates Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs
Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers
Drew Smyly (LHP)
José Quintana (LHP)
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Cubs Betting Tips
Smyly’s team won his only start as a favorite this season.
Chicago has been favored in three of its past ten games and won one of those matchups.
In their previous ten games (with a total), the Cubs and their opponents cleared the over/under four times.
The Cubs have won one of three contests as the favorites this season.
Chicago has yet to play a game this season with better moneyline odds than -170.
The moneyline for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 63% chance of walking away with the win.
Pirates Betting Tips
The Pirates were named the moneyline underdog for two Quintana starts this season — they split the games.
Pittsburgh has a 3-4 record from the seven games it was the underdog on the moneyline over its last ten matchups.
In their last ten matchups, the Pirates and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total two times.
The Pirates have won four of the ten games they were the moneyline underdog this season (40%).
Pittsburgh has a 1-3 record (winning only 25% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +150 or longer.
The Pirates have an implied moneyline win probability of 40% in this game.