Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 09/02/2021 Tips, Forecast and Analysis
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 09/02/2021 – AL Central Division foes Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are all set to open a four-game series from Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Pirates will enter this game as they sit at the bottom of the list. The Cubs are slightly better at the fourth spot but the postseason looks impossible for both teams. The Pirates and the Cubs have struggled to get past the Cardinals, Reds, and the dominating Brewers. The field is set and the major league baseball odds are up and running as these teams are batting in an entertaining game.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 09/02/2021
Pittsburgh Pirates will enter this game holding a 48-85 record on the season. The Pirates failed to get past the White Sox in their last two-game series. Pittsburgh gave up six runs to Chicago and scored just three in return. Max Kranick suffered the loss for the Pirates while giving up five runs in four-plus innings. Mitch Keller will get the ball here hoping to make a change. Keller has been a struggling pitcher with a terrible ERA of 6.75. Keller has won four starts and dropped a total of 10 on the season with 68 Ks.
Players to watch: Bryan Reynolds LF (GP 129, AB 465, R 73, H 139, 2B 29, 3B 4, HR 21, RBI 77, TB 239, BB 56, SO 101, SB 4, AVG 0.299, OBP 0.381, SLG 0.514, OPS 0.895, WAR 4.6), Kevin Newman SS (GP 121, AB 427, R 42, H 94, 2B 19, 3B 2, HR 4, RBI 29, TB 129, BB 22, SO 33, SB 3, AVG 0.22, OBP 0.259, SLG 0.302, OPS 0.561, WAR 0.4).
The Chicago Cubs are coming into this game with a 59-75 record on the season. The Cubs are close to nine games behind the Cardinals at the third. Chicago will enter this game with a two-game winning streak after sweeping the Twins in their short series. Last night, they smashed three runs from the plate and restricted the Twins from scoring. Keegan Thompson will get the ball here as their starter in this game. Thompson is holding a 3-3 record on the season with an ERA of 3.09 and a total of 45 Ks.
Players to watch: Ian Happ CF (GP 120, AB 361, R 43, H 72, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 42, TB 138, BB 48, SO 128, SB 2, AVG 0.199, OBP 0.299, SLG 0.382, OPS 0.681, WAR 0.1), Willson Contreras C (GP 104, AB 345, R 48, H 78, 2B 15, 3B 0, HR 17, RBI 40, TB 144, BB 43, SO 116, SB 4, AVG 0.226, OBP 0.333, SLG 0.417, OPS 0.75, WAR 4).
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Numbers
Pittsburgh are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Chi Cubs are 7-13 SU in their last 20 games.
Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Picks
Pittsburgh Pirates have a weak starter on the mound and their batting unit is not strong enough to make it past the Cubs. The MLB odds to win are intact for the Cubs to win this game and cover the spread.
Score Prediction: Cubs 5, Pirates 3.