Cubs vs Pirates Predictions

April 10, 2021

Cubs vs Pirates Pick: Cubs to win -140

The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates will face off in an NL Central battle that will tell us a lot of information we currently have no idea about. The Pirates are expected to be one of the worst teams in all of the league, so it’s important for a team like the Cubs to take advantage of every matchup they possibly can.

We are here to bring you the best possible Cubs vs Pirates predictions for both the moneyline and over/under. Let’s dive into how this ballgame will go down and who will end up winning.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Pick

Pick: Cubs to win -140

This game will take place at 1:05 PM ET in PNC Park on Sunday, April 11th

Why bet the Cubs to win -140?

📣 Trevor Williams (R) vs. JT Brubaker (R)

✅ The Cubs were beaten up 8-2 by the Pittsburgh Pirates last night. Starting pitcher Zach Davies gave up seven early runs and the Cubs offense was never able to do enough to catch back up. Tonight, look for the Cubs to get back on the winning side of things. The Pirates are one of the worst teams in baseball and this number is far too friendly. The reason for it is the scrappy Pirates lineup, but I think Trevor Williams knows how to pitch these guys.

✅ Cubs SP Trevor Williams played his first five seasons in Pittsburgh, so if there is anyone that knows how to pitch this team, it’s him. I like the Williams to throw another solid six or seven innings here while giving up just two or three runs. The Cubs will face off with JT Brubaker, who should struggle against this lineup that beats up on righties. In close to 30 innings of MLB work, Brubaker has allowed a .350 wOBA to left-handers with six homers. I love the Cubs here and expect some early runs out of the big guns in Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Joc Pederson.

✅ While I really like the Cubs to win this game outright, I am a fan of the over as well. It’s just a lean, so I could see it going either way. I just think the Cubs offense hits stride today and this is a lineup that can put up runs in a hurry when seeing the ball well. The Pirates are scrappy and they will find a way to put up a few. Give me the Chicago Cubs to win this game and for the over 8.5 runs to hit.

✅ The Chicago Cubs are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a favorite.

✅ The Pittsburgh Pirates are 0-4 in their last 4 when their opponent allows 5 runs or more in their previous game.

General Info about Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs

Where do the Chicago Cubs play their home games?

The Cubs play their home games in Wrigley Field.

Where do the Pittsburgh Pirates play their home games?

The Pirates play their home games in PNC Park.

Where can you watch the Cubs vs Pirates?

You can watch this game nationally on MLB.TV or a paid streaming site.

Where can you bet on Pirates vs Cubs?

Check out the Best Betting Sites for 2021 to get the best odds and betting options on this game.

Cubs vs Pirates Predictions

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs both date back to the 1800’s and they’ve been part of the same division for over 100 years now. In turn, these two teams have faced off over 2500 times historically. The Pirates do hold a slight advantage, but it’s unbelievably close after so many all-time matchups.

All history is thrown out when these two teams step on the field in this game. Both the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates can win this game and we are here to bring you the best predictions in the business. The Pirates are thought to be one of the worst teams in all of baseball, so it will be pretty rare that they win games.

Make sure to check out the Cubs vs Pirates predictions above to know which side of this game you should be on. We will have you covered from every angle, including the run line, moneyline, and over/under.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Run Line Predictions

Betting the run line is a wager unique to baseball, so don’t be worried if it doesn’t ring a bell at first glance. Wagering the run line includes setting an alternate spread, per say, for the baseball game. That spread is almost always -1.5 to the favorite and +1.5 to the underdog. This is a popular way to wager when one team is a heavy favorite over the other.

For example, let’s say the Chicago Cubs are hypothetically favored in a big way. In an attempt at lowering the odds, they will be given a (-1.5) spread and will have to win by two or more runs to cash the bet. The underdog will have a (+1.5) and a bet would require either a victory by any margin or a loss by a single run.

Make sure to check out the Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs run line predictions above as we will let you know if this is a wager worth considering or not.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Over/Under Betting

The over/under is a unanimous wager in all sports and one that people love to make. The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates know each other very well and this game that can go either way. Betting the over/under allows you to solely focus on either offense or defense, giving you the freedom to ignore which team comes out victorious.

Let’s say the over/under between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates is set to 8.5 runs. A wager on the over would require nine or more runs scored while a bet on the under would ask for eight or fewer total runs scored. This is the second-most popular way to wager on MLB games and a way to get even odds on both sides.

Make sure to check out the Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates over/under betting predictions above to know if this is a wager you should be considering or not.

Pirates vs Cubs Moneyline Predictions

The moneyline is a wager you are likely familiar with, but we will outline it if not. Using the same example as above, let’s say the Chicago Cubs are heavy (-200) favorites. That means it would require $200 to win $100 on a successful bet. In turn, the Pirates would be somewhere around (+180) underdogs. That means a $100 winning wager would return $180 on top of your initial investment.

We will have you covered for every angle of this game, including the moneyline. This is a game that either team can win and you can’t be surprised either way here. Make sure to check out the Pirates vs Cubs moneyline predictions above as we will absolutely have a pick here.

Cubs vs Pirates Odds

Odds in the MLB tend to be calmer than some other sports, but that’s not always the case. If a starting pitcher is scratched or there is weather change, the over/under or moneyline can adjust quite a bit. It’s our job to tell you what to watch for, and you can find that above.

Line movement is a crucial piece of betting MLB games as it can be the difference between a winning and losing night. The listed odds above are just hypothetical, so make sure to check out the predictions for the updated Cubs vs Pirates odds and picks.

Live Streaming Cubs vs Pirates

The United States currently doesn’t offer any live streaming options when it comes to the MLB and sportsbooks. With that being said, it’s only a matter of time until things change and we will be the first ones to let you know. The legal landscape of sports betting in the states is eerily close to being open all the way.

For now, you have a couple of options when it comes to live streaming the Cubs vs Pirates game. The easiest of which is subscribing to MLB.TV, which will give you access to every game across the league. You can also sign up for a paid streaming site, which will let you watch more than just baseball. The best of which include YoutubeTV, Hulu, and FuboTV.

Jake Williams
Jake Williams is a sports gambling expert. He's been writing in the sports betting and DFS industry for over a decade. He specializes in MLB and NBA, along with College Basketball and College Football.