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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08/02/2020 MLB Baseball, Forecast and Betting Tips

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08-02-2020 MLB Baseball Forecast and Betting Tips

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08/02/2020 – Pittsburgh Pirates have made this worse after their last defeat against the Cubs. The Pirates now need four games to reach the .500 mark. Pittsburgh is sitting at the bottom of the NL Central division with a 2-6 record. Chicago Cubs are coming in strong as they top the NL Central division with an impressive 6-2 overall record. The Cubs are now one of those two teams this season alongside Minnesota and New York Yankees. The Pirates will play the final game of their series against the Cubs from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The point spread baseball betting predictions have been away from Pittsburgh Pirates this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 08/02/2020

When: Sunday, August 2, 2:20 PM EST
Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
TV: Marquee Sports Network
Stream: SofaScore

Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are having a bad start with their terrible record. They will need to work on every aspect of their game if they want to get past opponents. Pittsburgh is on a three-game losing streak as they failed to get past the Cubs in the last three games. Last night, Pittsburgh scored three runs from the plate, but the Cubs took them out with ease and scored four. Colin Moran was the only player that smashed a two-run homer for Pittsburgh while Mitch Keller struggled on the mound in these two-plus innings. Keller surrendered five hits and two earned. Pittsburgh will turn towards Steven Brault as their starting pitcher in this game. Brault held a 4-6 record last season with 100 strikeouts and an ERA of 5.16.

Players to watch: J. Bell 1B (GP8 AB31 R5 H5 2B0 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB8 BB1 SO11 SB0 AVG0.161 OBP0.182 SLG0.258 OPS0.44 WAR0), A. Frazier 2B (GP8 AB31 R2 H5 2B1 3B0 HR1 RBI2 TB9 BB2 SO6 SB0 AVG0.161 OBP0.235 SLG0.29 OPS0.526 WAR0).

Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs have certainly proved to be a threat to opponents in this MLB season. The Cubs have some potential from the plate and their pitching unit has shown some impressive strength in control. Last night, starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood did well in six-plus innings as he surrendered just two hits with 11 strikeouts. From the plate, Kyle Schwarber went deep as he went two for four with a two-run homer. The Cubs are all set to deliver Jon Lester as their starting pitcher in this game. Lester held a 13-10 record last season with 165 strikeouts and an ERA of 4.46.

Players to watch: J. Baez SS (GP8 AB32 R6 H8 2B2 3B0 HR3 RBI5 TB19 BB2 SO9 SB0 AVG0.25 OBP0.314 SLG0.594 OPS0.908 WAR0), K. Schwarber LF (GP8 AB29 R5 H7 2B1 3B0 HR2 RBI5 TB14 BB4 SO9 SB0 AVG0.241 OBP0.333 SLG0.483 OPS0.816 WAR0).

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers

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Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games.
Pirates are 4-11 SU in their last 15 games against Chi Cubs.
Pittsburgh is 1-10 SU in their last 11 games on the road.
Pirates are 0-9 SU in their last 9 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs.
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh’s last 20 games against an opponent in the National League.

Chicago Cubs

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chicago’s last 5 games.
Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chicago’s last 8 games against Pittsburgh.
Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Cubs are 9-0 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks

Once again, the mlb odds are shining towards Chicago Cubs to win this game and cover. The Cubs have a decent starter that is good enough to get past the Pirates. As for Pittsburgh, they need a fresh start to jump back on track.

Score Prediction: Chicago Cubs 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 2.