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2021 MLB Handicapping
(4-3) Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-6)
Date: Sunday, April 11th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. JT Brubaker
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -161 | +140 Pirates
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 , Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Chicago Cubs still need to prove whether they are legit contenders here in 2021, and if they are they really need to take care of business against teams like the one they play this Sunday, as they get this afternoon matchup with The Pirates at PNC Park.
The Cubs were able to pick up a victory in the first game of this series which thankfully for them broke a 2 game losing streak they had suffered at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers who really made the Cubs bats struggle.
The most worrying thing for the Cubs so far is their awful start with the bats, as they currently rank 30th in batting average hitting only .157% which really is a testament to their pitching staff as they still come into this game with a winning record.
Now, most of those games have come against this Pirates side, who will most likely end up being the worst team in the division, so I still have my questions about just how good this team could be this year based on what I have seen in the early going.
Trevor Williams was the starting pitcher for this team’s sole win over the Milwaukee Brewers and he gets those duties once again here, and given the state of this Pirates batting lineup he should like his chance of making it two quality starts in a row.
The Pittsburgh Pirates won their first game of the season, but that is where the celebrations would end for the Pirates losing each of their next 6 contests and they now have to go up against a Cubs team who has dominated them as of late.
Unlike their rivals on Sunday, the Pirates have not started well in either the pitching or hitting department and against a guy like Trevor Williams you can really only see another rough start for this batting unit.
JT Brubaker will be the starting pitcher here, and he might be the way this Pirates team can win, as he was pretty solid in his first start of the year allowing only one run in the 4 innings he pitched with 6 total strikeouts.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 5-2 in their last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Cubs are 19-9 in their last 28 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pirates are 17-35 in their last 52 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Pirates are 28-59 in their last 87 vs. National League Central.
- Pirates are 20-43 in their last 63 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Pirates are 20-48 in their last 68 games as an underdog.
- Pirates are 5-21 in their last 26 games after losing the first 2 games of a series.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
I am not entirely sure how good the Cubs are this year, but I know how bad the Pirates are and I also like the pitching matchup for the Cubs with Trevor Williams looking very strong in that firt outing of the season.
It is also a very good price at -161, as it feels like this one should also be more lopsided in term of the odds for the Cubs.
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