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Cubs vs Pirates: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 4/10/2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates (1-6) carry a six-game losing streak into a matchup against the Chicago Cubs (4-3) on Saturday at 6:35 PM ET. The Cubs are favored (-159) to give the underdog Pirates (+135) another loss. Chicago’s Zach Davies and Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller will start this matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of April 10, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Cubs vs Pirates Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Davies (CHC) Pitcher Keller (PIT)
1 – 0 W/L 0 – 1
5.2 IP 3.0
3.18 ERA 9.00
1.240 WHIP 2.000
7.9 K/9 12.0
4.8 BB/9 12.0

Cubs Probable Starter Zach Davies

  • The Cubs will look to Davies (1-0) to open the game and make his second start this season.
  • His most recent time out was on Sunday against the Pirates, when the right-hander tossed 5 2/3 innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up four hits.
  • The Cubs were favored on the moneyline for one Davies start this season — they won.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 10, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Pirates Stats vs Davies

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 24 .333 8 0 1 .360 .860
Kevin Newman 19 .105 2 0 1 .100 .205
Colin Moran 17 .294 5 2 5 .294 1.059
Bryan Reynolds 14 .357 5 0 0 .357 .786
Gregory Polanco 14 .286 4 0 1 .500 .857
Jacob Stallings 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Phillip Evans 3 .667 2 0 0 .667 1.334
Michael Perez 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Wilmer Difo 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Anthony Alford 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Pirates Probable Starter Mitch Keller

  • Keller will take to the mound for the Pirates, his second start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he threw three innings against the Cubs, giving up three earned runs.
  • His team lost his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of April 10, 2021 at 2:05 AM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Cubs Stats vs Keller

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Jason Heyward 7 .286 2 1 1 .286 1.143
Ian Happ 6 .667 4 2 2 .714 2.547
Javier Báez 6 .333 2 1 1 .333 1.333
Willson Contreras 5 .200 1 0 0 .333 .733
Anthony Rizzo 5 .200 1 0 0 .556 .756
Kris Bryant 4 .500 2 0 2 .600 1.350
Joc Pederson 2 .000 0 0 1 .000 .000
David Bote 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Eric Sogard 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Cubs Betting Trends

  • Last season the Cubs scored the 20th-most runs in baseball (265 total, 4.4 per game).
  • The Cubs put together a 24-16 record in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite last season (winning 60% of those games).
  • In games it played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -159 or shorter, Chicago had a 14-8 record (winning 63.6% of its games).
  • Chicago played in 58 games with over/under set, and combined with opponents to go over the total 28 times (28-28-2).

Pirates Betting Trends

  • The Pirates were underdogs 58 times last season and won 19, or 32.8%, of those games.
  • Pittsburgh had a record of 16-27, a 37.2% win rate, when they were set as an underdog of +135 or more by sportsbooks last season.
  • Pittsburgh and its opponents went over the total last season in 26 of their 59 opportunities.

Cubs Players to Watch

  • Ian Happ had 12 home runs and 28 runs batted in last season.
  • Among the qualified hitters in MLB play, Happ did not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP.
  • Willson Contreras hit .249 with 10 doubles, seven home runs and 19 walks.
  • Among qualified batters in baseball, Contreras’ hitting stats were not among league batting leaders in MLB.

Cubs Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Javier Báez 222 .203 27 8 24 .238 .598
Anthony Rizzo 203 .222 26 11 24 .331 .745
Ian Happ 198 .258 27 12 28 .358 .863
Willson Contreras 189 .249 37 7 26 .357 .770
Jason Heyward 147 .265 20 6 22 .389 .845
Kris Bryant 131 .206 20 4 11 .293 .644
David Bote 125 .200 15 7 29 .303 .711
Joc Pederson 121 .190 21 7 16 .285 .682
Eric Sogard 115 .209 10 1 10 .281 .559
Tony Wolters 100 .230 10 0 8 .280 .550

Pirates Players to Watch

  • Colin Moran finished with a .247 average last season, with 10 home runs and 23 RBI.
  • Moran did not rank among the top hitters in the majors among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Adam Frazier was a key run producer with a .230 average, seven homers and 23 RBI.
  • Among qualified hitters, Frazier ranked outside of the top 20 in hits, average and OBP in the league.

Pirates Batting Stats (2020)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Adam Frazier 209 .230 22 7 23 .297 .661
Bryan Reynolds 185 .189 24 7 19 .275 .632
Erik González 181 .227 14 3 20 .255 .614
Colin Moran 178 .247 28 10 23 .325 .797
Grégory Polanco 157 .153 12 7 22 .214 .539
Kevin Newman 156 .224 12 1 10 .281 .557
Jacob Stallings 125 .248 13 3 18 .326 .702
Michael Perez 84 .167 7 1 13 .237 .475
Phillip Evans 39 .359 6 1 9 .444 .931
Anthony Alford 28 .214 5 2 7 .241 .741

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