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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 05/07/2021 Forecast, Analysis and Results

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 05-07-2021 Forecast Analysis and Results

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 05/07/2021 – The NL Central Division play is all set to get underway as Pittsburgh Pirates take on Chicago Cubs from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Pirates will enter this game as they sit at the bottom of the NL Central Division play. Chicago Cubs are currently at the third spot and are ahead of the Reds and the Pirates. Chicago Cubs are trailing the Brewers and they look forward to building on their winning streak. The mlb predictions today have a predicted winner based on the odds and picks of this exciting opening game.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 05/07/2021

When: Friday, May 7, 2:20 PM ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: MLBN
Stream: MLB.TV

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 05/07/2021

Team RL TOTAL ML
Pittsburgh Pirates +1.5 (-175) 7.5 o (+100) +142
Chicago Cubs -1.5 (+155) 7.5 u (-120) -154
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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates are holding a 13-17 record on the season after dropping their last series against the Padres with a 1-2 record. The Pirates lost their last game with a final score of 4-2. Out of the last seven games, the Pirates dropped six. Against the Padres, they were struck out 11 times while committing four errors in their loss. Trevor Cahill will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 1-3 record on the season with an ERA of 7.40. The Pirates will need more support from the plate if they want to get past the Cubs.

Players to watch: A. Frazier 2B (GP 29, AB 118, R 15, H 34, 2B 9, 3B 2, HR 0, RBI 10, TB 47, BB 11, SO 14, SB 2, AVG 0.288, OBP 0.356, SLG 0.398, OPS 0.754, WAR 0.1), B. Reynolds LF (GP 30, AB 110, R 21, H 32, 2B 11, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 14, TB 52, BB 14, SO 27, SB 0, AVG 0.291, OBP 0.376, SLG 0.473, OPS 0.849, WAR 1).

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs are coming off a big victory after defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in their last three-game series. The Cubs are riding a three-game winning streak after a 6-5 victory in their last game. Chicago is holding a 15-16 record on the season and is one game below the .500 mark. Anthony Rizzo smashed a walk-off single in their last game against the Dodgers. Zach Davies will be delivered to the mound as their starter in this game. Davies has struggled this season after walking 18 opponent hitters in 23 innings.

Players to watch: A. Rizzo 1B (GP 31, AB 108, R 15, H 25, 2B 4, 3B 2, HR 5, RBI 11, TB 48, BB 18, SO 19, SB 3, AVG 0.231, OBP 0.336, SLG 0.444, OPS 0.78, WAR 0.7), K. Bryant 3B (GP 29, AB 107, R 23, H 33, 2B 12, 3B 0, HR 9, RBI 22, TB 72, BB 15, SO 30, SB 1, AVG 0.308, OBP 0.395, SLG 0.673, OPS 1.068, WAR 1.7).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers

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Pittsburgh Pirates

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games.
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in their last 7 games.
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games against Chi Cubs.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games on the road.
Pittsburgh is 1-12 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.

Chicago Cubs

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs’ last 8 games.
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Chi Cubs’ last 11 games against Pittsburgh.
Chi Cubs are 7-2 SU in their last 9 games at home.
Chi Cubs are 12-1 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks

The Pirates are in desperate need of a victory and they seem to have the right opportunity with Davies as their opponent pitcher. The best sports betting site today favors the Pirates to rebound from their loss and with their series opener against the Cubs.

Score Prediction: Pirates 5, Cubs 3.