On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs (14-20) are hosting the Pittsburgh Pirates (15-20), at 7:40 PM ET, in the second game of a three-game series. Keegan Thompson (2-0) is the starter for the Cubs, and JT Brubaker (0-3) for the Pirates. With the Pirates (+120) visiting, the Cubs (-140) are a solid favorite on the moneyline.
Cubs vs Pirates Game Lines: Moneyline, Spread, Total Runs
Cubs vs Pirates Probable Starting Pitchers
Keegan Thompson (RHP)
JT Brubaker (RHP)
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Cubs Betting Tips
This will be Thompson’s first start this season with his team as the moneyline favorite.
Over the past 10 games, Chicago has been favored just one time and came away with a win in that contest.
When it comes to the over/under, the Cubs and their opponents are in their previous 10 games.
The Cubs have been chosen as favorites in seven games this year and have walked away with the win three times (42.9%) in those games.
This season, Chicago has come away with a win two times in five chances when named as a favorite of at least -140 or shorter on the moneyline.
The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Cubs have a 58.3% chance of walking away with the win.
Pirates Betting Tips
The Pirates are 2-2 in Brubaker’s four starts this season that they were the moneyline underdog.
Pittsburgh went 3-3 across the six games it was the underdog on the moneyline in its last 10 matchups.
In their last 10 matchups, the Pirates and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total four times.
The Pirates have put together an 11-16 record in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 40.7% of those games).
When playing as a moneyline underdog with odds of +120 or longer, Pittsburgh has a 7-14 record (winning just 33.3% of its games).
Based on this game’s moneyline, the Pirates’ implied win probability is 45.5%.