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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/30/2021 Baseball Forecast, Picks and Game Predictions

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09-30-2021 Baseball Forecast Picks and Game Predictions

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/30/2021 – On Thursday, yet another three-game series will come to an end as the Chicago Cubs take on Pittsburgh Pirates from PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Cubs will complete this season at the fourth in the NL Central Division play. Chicago is 68-90 and is way ahead of the Pirates. The Cubs were no match for opponents as they fell below the .500 mark. The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming into this game at the bottom of the NL Central Division play. The best MLB spread betting picks are up and running as these teams battle one last time this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/30/2021

When: Thursday, September 30, 6:35 PM ET
Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TV: ATTP
Stream: MLB.TV

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 09/30/2021

Team RL TOTAL ML
Chicago Cubs -1.5 (+123) 8 o (-128) -132
Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (-169) 8 u (-106) +100
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Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs failed to get past the .500 mark and they have no choice but to complete this season at the fourth position. The Cubs defeated the Pirates in their last game with a 3-2 final score. The Chicago Cubs will turn to Justin Steele as their starter in this game. Steele is 3-4 on the season with an ERA of 4.86 and 52 Ks in total. Steele will make his second appearance against the Pirates. Ian Happ is the leader in batting with 102 hits and 64 RBIs. Patrick Wisdom and Willson Contreras are the other notable players for the team.  

Players to watch: Ian Happ CF (GP 143, AB 449, R 59, H 101, 2B 18, 3B 1, HR 24, RBI 64, TB 193, BB 56, SO 151, SB 6, AVG 0.225, OBP 0.317, SLG 0.43, OPS 0.747, WAR 1.2), Willson Contreras C (GP 124, AB 403, R 59, H 93, 2B 17, 3B 0, HR 21, RBI 53, TB 173, BB 51, SO 136, SB 5, AVG 0.231, OBP 0.335, SLG 0.429, OPS 0.765, WAR 4).

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates turned out to be one of the worst teams with a 59-99 record. Pittsburgh will complete last in the NL Central Division play but they hope to pick up a few wins in their remaining four games. The Pirates will take on the Reds in their next three games while they conclude this season. Bryan Reynolds is the leading batsman with 162 hits and 88 RBIs. Kevin Newman and Ke’Bryan Hayes are the other notable players from the plate. The Pirates are yet to reveal their starter for this game.

Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 154, AB 547, R 90, H 162, 2B 34, 3B 5, HR 24, RBI 88, TB 278, BB 73, SO 118, SB 5, AVG 0.296, OBP 0.384, SLG 0.508, OPS 0.893, WAR 5.8), Kevin Newman SS (GP 144, AB 504, R 48, H 111, 2B 22, 3B 3, HR 5, RBI 36, TB 154, BB 26, SO 39, SB 5, AVG 0.22, OBP 0.259, SLG 0.306, OPS 0.564, WAR 0.4).

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Numbers

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Chicago Cubs

The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs’ last 13 games.
Chi Cubs are 1-7 SU in their last 8 games.
Chi Cubs are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs’ last 7 games on the road.
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games against Chi Cubs.
Pittsburgh are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games at home.
Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh’s last 12 games against an opponent in the National League Central Division division.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Picks

The MLB pick and parlays predictions favor the Cubs to win this game. Chicago will turn to their bats for support as they take out the Pirates one last time until next year. As for the Pirates, they need to work on their overall performance as a team.

Score Prediction: Cub 7, Pirates 5.