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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/28/2021 Betting Predictions, Baseball Preview and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/28/2021 – The Chicago Cubs were once a favorite to reach the postseason when they dominated the NL Central for a while. The Cubs dropped drastically and turned out to be another team below the average line. Pittsburgh Pirates are worse with their terrible record in the NL Central. The Pirates are at the bottom while the Cubs remain at fourth behind the Reds. The playoff dream is long gone for both teams and they can only hope for a better season next year. The odds to win baseball has a predicted winner as the Cubs open a three-game series against the Pirates.
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/28/2021
The Chicago Cubs tried their best but the competition turned out to be way too hard. The Cubs lost their last series to the Cardinals and are now holding a 67-89 record on the season and they can only hope for a better season with new changes next year. On Sunday, the Cubs gave up four and scored just two against the Cardinals. Alec Mills will get the ball in this game as their starter in this game. Mills is holding a 6-7 record on the season with an ERA of 4.83 with 82 Ks and 30 BBs in total.
Players to watch: Ian Happ CF (GP 142, AB 445, R 58, H 100, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 24, RBI 63, TB 192, BB 55, SO 150, SB 6, AVG 0.225, OBP 0.316, SLG 0.431, OPS 0.748, WAR 1.1), Willson Contreras C (GP 123, AB 402, R 59, H 93, 2B 17, 3B 0, HR 21, RBI 53, TB 173, BB 51, SO 136, SB 5, AVG 0.231, OBP 0.336, SLG 0.43, OPS 0.767, WAR 4).
The Pirates hold one of the worst records on the season and they have been struggling for the past few years. Pittsburgh will deliver Mitch Keller to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 5-11 record on the season with an ERA of 5.96. Keller has 87 Ks with 45 BBs in total. Pittsburgh Pirates won a total of 58 and dropped 98 games in total. The Pirates have Bryan Reynolds as the leader in batting with home runs and RBIs.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 152, AB 540, R 87, H 158, 2B 32, 3B 5, HR 24, RBI 88, TB 272, BB 73, SO 117, SB 5, AVG 0.293, OBP 0.382, SLG 0.504, OPS 0.886, WAR 5.5), Kevin Newman SS (GP 142, AB 498, R 47, H 110, 2B 22, 3B 3, HR 5, RBI 36, TB 153, BB 26, SO 39, SB 5, AVG 0.221, OBP 0.26, SLG 0.307, OPS 0.567, WAR 0.3).
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Chi Cubs’ last 11 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games.
Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks
The Chicago Cubs have the better shot at this game with their overall potential as a team. The Cubs have the top MLB bets in their favor and they will get past the Pirates pitching unit with ease.
Score Prediction: Cubs 7, Pirates 5.