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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08/01/2020 Baseball Analysis, MLB Odds and Picks

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08-01-2020 Baseball Analysis MLB Odds and Picks

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08/01/2020 – Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs will continue their series from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois as they enter their second game. The Cubs improved to 5-2 on the season after their last success against the Pirates. Chicago is now sitting at the top of the NL Central division with a two-game lead from Milwaukee Brewers. Pittsburgh Pirates declined to 2-5 and are sitting at the last spot in the NL Central. The mlb betting lines over under have been away for the Pirates right from the start of this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08/01/2020

When: Saturday, August 1, 8:15 PM ET
Where: Wrigley, Chicago, Illinois
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Stream: SofaScore

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox and probably one of those teams that took a bad hit in the start. It’s not too late for Pittsburgh to strike back, but they need more focus on their pitching unit. The Pirates have no balance between their offense and defense. Out of the last four games, the Pirates have lost three and they look forward to making a change. Pittsburgh has Colin Moran as their leading batsman with five RBIs and eight hits. The Pirates will turn in Mitch Keller as their starting pitcher in this game. Keller is holding an ERA of 6.75 with a 0-1 record against the Cubs.  

Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP7 AB27 R5 H5 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB8 BB1 SO8 SB0 AVG0.185 OBP0.207 SLG0.296 OPS0.503 WAR0), A. Frazier 2B (GP7 AB27 R2 H4 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB7 BB2 SO5 SB0 AVG0.148 OBP0.233 SLG0.259 OPS0.493 WAR0).

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs have been on fire right from the start. The Cubs have lost just two games and are way ahead of the .500 mark. Chicago will try to keep pace with their performance, especially after their 6-3 victory against the Pirates in their last game. Chicago went deep from the plate and their pitching squad was decent enough to prevent Pittsburgh. Chicago is all set to turn in Tyler Chatwood as their starter in this game. Chatwood is holding a 1-0 record this season with an ERA of 1.50 and eight strikeouts.

Players the watch: J. Baez SS (GP7 AB29 R4 H7 2B2 3B0 HR2 RBI4 TB15 BB1 SO7 SB0 AVG0.241 OBP0.29 SLG0.517 OPS0.808 WAR0), K. Bryant 3B (GP6 AB25 R4 H3 2B1 3B0 HR0 RBI2 TB4 BB3 SO10 SB0 AVG0.12 OBP0.241 SLG0.16 OPS0.401 WAR0).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers

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Pittsburgh Pirates

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games.
Pirates are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games.
Pittsburgh is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against Chi Cubs.
Pirates are 1-9 SU in their last 10 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.

Chicago Cubs

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 7 games against Pittsburgh.
Cubs are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks

Pittsburgh Pirates will not stand a chance against Tyler Chatwood as their opposite pitcher. Chatwood will take out a decent number, while the big hitters of the Cubs go deep from the plate. The mlb betting sites have picked the Cubs to win this game.

Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 7, Pittsburgh Pirates 2.