Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/16/2024]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Prediction, Odds, MLB Picks [5/16/2024]

The Chicago Cubs will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action at Wrigley Field on Thursday, beginning at 7:40PM ET.

Justin Steele (0-0, 4.72 ERA) will be on the bump for the Cubs, while the Pirates are going with Jared Jones (2-4, 2.68 ERA).

Dimers.com's in-depth preview of Thursday's Pirates vs. Cubs matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

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Pirates vs. Cubs Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Run Line

We have used advanced machine learning and statistical analysis to simulate the result of Thursday's MLB game between the Pirates and Cubs 10,000 times, in keeping with our coverage of MLB predictions.

Our independent predictive analytics model currently gives the Cubs a 56% chance of beating the Pirates.

According to our model, the Cubs (+1.5) have a 57% chance of covering the run line, while the 8-run over/under has an equal 50-50 chance of hitting.

Pirates vs. Cubs Odds [5/16/2024]

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Pirates Cubs
Run Line -1.5 (+155) +1.5 (-192)
Moneyline +105 -122
Total o8 (-110) u8 (-105)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Pirates vs. Cubs Picks

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With a betting edge of 4.2%, a pick from the Pirates vs. Cubs game is featured in today's best bets on Dimers Pro.

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Pirates vs. Cubs Game Information

Thursday's MLB matchup between the Cubs and Pirates at Wrigley Field is scheduled to start at 7:40PM ET.


Our full coverage of the Pirates vs. Cubs includes pregame predictions, betting picks and live win probabilities.

Calling Our Shot: Best Bets

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We predict the Cubs, with a 56% win probability, will likely beat the Pirates on Thursday.

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