Cubs @ Pirates: Predictions, picks and bets


September 1, 2020 5:30 PM

The Chicago Cubs (20-14) travel to the Pittsburgh Pirates (10-22) today as the two sides begin a three-game series.

Two squads at opposite ends of the NL Central standings, the Cubs will be looking to build on their huge 10-1 over the Reds last time out.

Will the Cubs continue their division dominance or can the Pirates take them down? Bet Hub predictions below πŸ‘‡

Dimers' predictions are based on 10,000 simulations of this particular matchup


Dimers' Suggested Plays

πŸ”₯ BEST: Cubs ML (-165*)
πŸ’ͺ Run line: Pirates +1.5
πŸ‘‡ Over/under: u9.5 total runs
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BEST: Moneyline

Cubs to win has a 57% probability

The Cubs went three for three when these teams met earlier in the season and our model has them making it four from four. The Cubs ML has a 57% chance of coming through.

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Run line

Pirates +1.5 has a 54% probability

Our model may have the Cubs coming out on top, but the Pirates are more likely than not to cover as well. A solid 54% chance that Pittsburgh get within a run today.

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Total runs u9.5 has a 51% probability

Our model is pretty much on the same page as the books here, seeing this going extremely close to the 9.5 mark. A slight edge to the unders though in a game that our model is seeing going down to the wire.

Dimers' take-out

A nice division rivalry here, with the Cubs looking to extend their lead at the top of the standings. Our model thinks this one should be closer than the odds suggest. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.


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