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Cubs are 7-3 (70%) in moneyline bets in their last 10 games against PIT for 3.36 total units won

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Cubs are 5-5 (50%) in runline bets in their last 10 games against PIT for -0.45 total units lost

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Cubs are 6-4 (60%) in total bets in their last 10 games against PIT for 1.45 total units won

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Cubs vs. Pirates Series Betting Preview

The Chicago Cubs host the Pittsburgh Pirates in a three-game NL Central showdown in Wrigley Field, with action starting on Friday, July 31. With both teams coming from states with legal sports betting, the sportsbooks should see plenty of action on this series.

Chicago has gotten off to a hot start and sits atop the division. Both teams enter the series relatively healthy. Neither team has suffered any long-term losses to key position players, but the Cubs did sit third baseman Kris Bryant as a precaution earlier in the week as he battles a sore left elbow.

Both clubs have suffered key injuries to their rotation. The Cubs will be without starting pitcher Jose Quintana (thumb), while Pittsburgh is playing without its top-two starters this season, as Chris Archer (neck) and Jameson Taillon (elbow) are on the IL.

The Cubs vs. Pirates odds see Chicago as the favorite, and the Cubs will likely maintain the role as betting favorite throughout the series unless something big happens. One thing that could benefit the Pirates is that they have a day off before this series starts, whereas the Cubs will be entering the series having played seven days in a row.

As always, make sure you compare Cubs vs. Pirates lines across various sportsbooks using our betting odds comparison tool. It can also help you see the best prices from across the entire MLB market, and every sports bettor should want to get the best price they can. The odds comparison tool is a great way to shop the best Cubs vs. Pirates odds.

Cubs Have Edges in Pitching and Hitting

Pittsburgh gets a break and will not see Cubs starting pitchers Kyle Hendricks or Yu Darvish, but the Cubs rotation will still feature Jon Lester, who threw five shutout innings in his season debut against a high-powered Cincinnati Reds offense. Alec Mills is also coming off a strong start to the season and is expected to match up with the Pirates during the series. The team’s bullpen has had a stellar start as well.

Offensively, Chicago third baseman Kris Bryant could be limited with a sore left elbow, but first baseman Anthony Rizzo, short stop Javier Baez and catcher Wilson Contreras have helped the offense get off to one of the hottest starts in baseball, which will likely push up their odds in the series.

The Cubs offense will be a popular one for Cubs vs. Pirates props, especially with Pittsburgh’s issues in their starting rotation.

Pittsburgh will counter with right-hander Trevor Williams in the first game. Williams has a career 7.62 ERA in seven appearances at Wrigley Field. Live-armed rookie Mitch Keller should also get a start in the series.

Similar to the Cubs, the Pirates bullpen has been better than expected early this season.

Offensively, the Pirates have struggled out of the gate with the exception of third baseman Colin Moran.

Chicago will likely be favored in every game when you shop Cubs vs. Pirates odds.

Cubs

  • José Quintana (SP) Quintana is on the 10-day injured list while recovering from surgery to repair nerve damage in his left thumb. He is expected to be sidelined until the middle of August. 07/23 · Out · Thumb
  • Daniel Descalso (2B) Descalso has been placed on the 45-day injured list with a left ankle sprain. The severity of the ailment is not known. 07/29 · Out · Ankle
  • Kris Bryant (3B) Bryant sat out his second straight game due to a gastrointestinal illness, and it is uncertain if he can fight it off in time for Monday's tilt with the Royals. 08/02 · Questionable · Illness
  • Brad Wieck (RP) Wieck has been designated for the 10-day injured list while he recovers from a strained right hamstring. He is expected to return to the mound in the middle of August. 07/26 · Out · Hamstring
  • James Norwood (RP) Norwood has been added to the 10-day injured list with right shoulder inflammation. A timetable for recovery has yet to be established. 08/02 · Out · Shoulder

Pirates

  • Jameson Taillon (SP) Taillon has been placed on the 45-day injured list. He is expected to miss the entire 2020 season while recuperating from Tommy John surgery and a flexor tendon repair operation. 06/24 · Out · Elbow
  • Chris Archer (SP) Archer has landed on the 45-day injured list after opting for season-ending surgery to relieve symptoms of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome in his right shoulder. 06/29 · Out · Shoulder
  • Kyle Crick (RP) Crick will spend an extended period on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder and lat strain. 07/28 · Out · Shoulder
  • Luke Maile (C) Maile has hit the 45-day injured list due to a fractured right index finger and is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks. 07/25 · Out · Finger
  • Keone Kela (RP) Kela has been designated for the COVID-19 injured list due to a positive test. A return date has yet to be established. 07/22 · Out · Illness
  • Michael Feliz (RP) Feliz has been posted to the 10-day injured list with discomfort in his right forearm. Team officials are currently without a timetable for return. 08/02 · Out · Forearm
  • Chad Kuhl (SP) Kuhl left the last game due to an abrasion to the cuticle of the right index finger. His availability for Monday's tilt with the Twins is up in the air. 08/02 · Questionable · Finger
  • Mitch Keller (SP) Keller has wound up on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain, and the severity of the ailment is unknown. 08/02 · Out · Oblique
  • Kevin Kramer (LF) Kramer is on the 45-day injured list after undergoing right hip surgery and will miss the 2020 season. 07/26 · Out · Hip
  • JT Riddle (SS) Riddle has been shifted to the 10-day injured list due to a right abdomen strain. He is not expected to return until the middle part of August. 08/01 · Out · Abdominal
  • Clay Holmes (RP) Holmes has been added to the 10-day injured list due to a right forearm strain. Team officials have yet to announce how much time he will miss. 07/28 · Out · Forearm
  • Pablo Reyes (LF) Reyes has been suspended 80 games for violating the league's joint drug prevention and treatment program. 06/24 · Out · Suspension