Cubs @ Pirates: Predictions, picks and bets


September 2, 2020 6:53 PM

The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates clash again today, for the second of their three-game series.

Yesterday’s matchup went write down to the wire and our model believes that could be the blueprint for what we’re going to see today.

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Will the Cubs grab another win or can the Pirates turn around their losing streak?
MLB Bet Hub predictions below πŸ‘‡

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


Dimers' Suggested Plays

πŸ”₯ BEST: Pirates +1.5
πŸ’΅ Moneyline: Cubs (-220*)
☝ Over/under: u9.5 total runs
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BEST: Run line

Pirates +1.5 has a 51% probability

Our model has this one down as a close one, giving the Pirates an edge at the run line. A 51% chance with plus money (+115*) on offer makes this a great play.

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Cubs to win has a 60% probability

We may be projecting the Pirates as covering but the Cubs are still very much the team to beat in this one. A huge 60% probability of Chicago grabbing the dub again.


Total runs u9.5 has a 51% probability

The run line being set by the sportsbooks is looking pretty accurate right now but our model thinka the under is the more likely result. Keep an eye on this one and if you can grab a line higher than 9.5, then it should be played.

Dimers' take-out

The Pirates will like their chances after yesterday’s game but our model is still giving the Cubs the best chance. If you're keen to play, you can review the best legal online sportsbooks in your area, here.


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*Odds and probabilities correct at time of publishing.