On Saturday, the Chicago Cubs (6-8) are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-7), at 2:20 PM ET, in the third game of a four-game series. The Cubs will give the start to Kyle Hendricks (0-1), and the Pirates will counter with Zach Thompson (0-1). The Pirates (+135) take their show on the road to face the favored Cubs (-155).
Cubs vs Pirates Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs
Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers
Kyle Hendricks (RHP)
Zach Thompson (RHP)
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Cubs Record Splits
Cubs vs Pirates Recent Results
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Cubs Betting Tips
Hendricks’ team lost his only start as a favorite this season.
In three games as the odds-on favorite over the last ten contests, Chicago was upset in every match.
In their previous ten games with a total, the Cubs and opponents cleared the over/under four times.
The Cubs have been favorites in four games this season and have come away with the win one time (25%) in those contests.
Chicago has been listed as a favorite of -155 or more on two occasions this season and lost both games.
Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Cubs have a 60.8% chance of pulling out a win.
Pirates Betting Tips
The Pirates were named the moneyline underdog for two Thompson starts this season — they split the games.
Pittsburgh played as the moneyline underdog in seven of its last ten games and finished 4-3 in those matchups.
In their last ten matchups (all had set totals), the Pirates combined with their opponents to go over the run total two times.
The Pirates have been the underdog on the moneyline 11 times this season. They’ve finished 5-6 in those games.
Pittsburgh has a 3-5 record (winning just 37.5% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline underdog of +135 or longer.
The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Pirates a 42.6% chance to win.