Free MLB Pick: Cubs vs. Pirates Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(67-89) Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (58-98)
Date: Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
Time: 6:35 PM ET
Venue: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Projected Pitchers: Kyle Hendricks vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Cubs -115 | Pirates -105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Cubs -1.5 , Pirates +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 9
There will not be much to play for here on Wednesday, as the Chicago Cubs take on the Pirates at PNC Park in what might end up being a more interesting betting game than real life game.
The Chicago Cubs are just 4-14 in their last 18 games and a lot of the blame for that run has to fall on the pitching staff who has been consistently getting knocked around over the last month or so. That is not too much of a surprise, as they do rank towards the very bottom of the league in terms of the important pitching statistics, but it has been especially bad as of late.
The batting, especially since the deadline, has not been able to get going and nowhere is that fact better illustrated than looking at the batting average of Ian Happ, as he is hitting .225 on the season and leads the team in average.
Kyle Hendricks is one of the few decent pitchers left on this staff, but even he has not been able to get it going as of late coming in here with a 7.23 ERA over his last 7 starts. He does get an A+ matchup here, however, and his long term numbers would suggest he may be able to have a bounce back start here.
The Pirates have not exactly been hot themselves going 2-6 in their last 8 games, but I do think there are some reasons to believe things might be getting slightly better in Pittsburgh with a few of their younger guys showing promise.
One of those guys is Ke’Bryan Hayes who looks like he is going to become a really solid big league player hitting .257 and having stolen 9 bases on the season. They also still have Bryan Reynolds who has been by far the Pirates best offensive player hitting nearly .300 and leading the team in home runs with 24.
The pitching situation is a big question mark here, as the Pirates have yet to announce their starting pitcher for this Wednesday’s contest. I do get the feeling that is a big reason why the Cubs come in here as a small favorite, as the Pirates do not exactly have a full rotation of arms who can fully shutdown the Cubs here.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Cubs are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Cubs are 13-3 in their last 16 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Pirates are 42-87 in their last 129 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Pirates are 17-37 in their last 54 games as an underdog.
- Pirates are 15-43 in their last 58 vs. National League Central.
- Pirates are 21-68 in their last 89 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30.
- Pirates are 12-39 in their last 51 Wednesday games.
Free Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Prediction:
The Chicago Cubs do not have the batting averages to put up too many runs in this game, but they do have power with plenty of their bats having plenty of pop despite not hitting for average and they may very well have some success against whichever pitcher the Pirates go with here.
I also think Kyle Hendricks could have a bounce back start here, as we know he is a good pitcher who is on a bit of a rough run and this spot against the Pirates provides nearly as good of a matchup as you could ask for.
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