Cubs @ Pirates: Predictions, picks and bets


September 3, 2020 3:30 PM

The Chicago Cubs will aim to complete a series sweep over the Pittsburgh Pirates today after two wins in as many days.

The Cubs took out yesterday’s matchup on the back of 3 runs from Willson Contreras, and our model has them as the likely winners again today.

Will the Cubs make it three from three or can the Pirates snatch one? Bet Hub predictions below 👇

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


Dimers' Suggested Plays

🔥 BEST: Pirates +1.5
💵 Moneyline: Cubs (-154*)
☝ Over/under: o9.5 total runs
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BEST: Run line

Pirates +1.5 has a 55% probability

The Pirates covered in Tuesday’s game and our projections have them as a solid chance of doing so again. The sportsbooks are also favoring the Pittsburgh side at the run line.


Cubs to win has a 57% probability

The Cubs were way too strong yesterday and even with the Pirates favored at the line, Cubs fans should be confident of getting the W.


Total runs o9.5 has a 51% probability

51% probability may not seem that why but with plus money on offer from the books, this is a great play. Both games between these sides this week have seen 10+ runs.

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.