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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 07/31/2020 MLB Previews, Spread and Game Analysis

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 07-31-2020 MLB Previews Spread and Game Analysis

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 07/31/2020 – Pittsburgh Pirates will find their way to Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois to square-off against Chicago Cubs for the opening game of their three-game series. The Pirates are sitting at the bottom of the NL Central with an overall record of 2-4. Chicago, on the other hand, is holding the top spot in their league with a 4-2 record. Chicago Cubs have been one of those impressive teams this season and the Pirates are just the opposite. The baseball betting picks for this game are up and running as the Pirates try to bounce back from their loss. 

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 07/31/2020

When: Friday, July 31, 8:15 PM ET
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Stream: SofaScore

Pittsburgh Pirates

They are one of the worst teams this season, but they still have time to make up for their loss. Pittsburgh Pirates have been weak from the plate with the batting squad failing to get the required runs. The Pirates lost their three-game series against the Cardinals and they struggled to get past Milwaukee Brewers as well. Pittsburgh was restricted to nothing by the Brewers and they surrendered three runs from the plate. Playing against the Cubs at home is not going to be an easy call for Pittsburgh. Trevor Williams will be delivered to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game.

Players to watch: A. Frazier 2B (GP6 AB24 R2 H3 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB6 BB1 SO4 SB0 AVG0.125 OBP0.192 SLG0.25 OPS0.442 WAR0), J. Bell 1B (GP6 AB23 R4 H4 2B0 3B0 HR0 RBI1 TB4 BB1 SO7 SB0 AVG0.174 OBP0.2 SLG0.174 OPS0.374 WAR0).

Chicago Cubs

The Cubs are currently a threat to opponents in the NL Central League. Chicago did well to get past opponents and win both their first two series this season. Chicago defeated the Brewers and Cincinnati Reds to get to their spot. In their last game, the Cubs lost against Cincinnati when their pitching unit failed to prevent opponents from scoring. Cincinnati scored 12 runs and the Cubs scored just seven. Chicago has also learned to bounce back well from their defeat. The Cubs will take on the Pirates with Tyler Chatwood as their starting pitcher in this game.

Players to watch: J. Baez SS (GP6 AB24 R4 H6 2B2 3B0 HR2 RBI4 TB14 BB1 SO7 SB0 AVG0.25 OBP0.308 SLG0.583 OPS0.891 WAR0), K. Bryant 3B (GP5 AB22 R2 H2 2B1 3B0 HR0 RBI2 TB3 BB1 SO10 SB0 AVG0.091 OBP0.167 SLG0.136 OPS0.303 WAR0).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers

Trends

Pittsburgh Pirates

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games.
Pirates are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games.
Pittsburgh is 4-9 SU in their last 13 games against Chi Cubs.
Pirates are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.

Chicago Cubs

The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chicago’s last 10 games.
Cubs are 6-12 SU in their last 18 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games against Pittsburgh.
Chicago is 2-7 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cubs’ last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks

There is no doubt that the Chicago Cubs have the key to victory in this game. Pittsburgh Pirates are not strong from the plate and the Cubs will shatter their defense with the mlb baseball betting odds on their side.

Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 4.