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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/2/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/2/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will be swinging bats against the Pittsburgh Pirates at the PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, September 02, 2020 at 7:05 PM ET. Chicago comes into this match-up after winning the opener of this three-game set against the Pirates. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh will try to bounce back and even this series versus the Cubs. The Cubs are in 2nd place in the National League, with a 21-14 standing and .600 in the series and are in 1st place in the NL Central Division. The Pirates are in 5th place in the NL Central Division with a 10-23 standing and a .303 team percentage and are in 15th place behind the Nationals in the National League.

Chicago split their last 10 outings and won the last two contests against Cincinnati (10-1), and Pittsburgh (8-7). Ian Happ led the Cubs with three hits, a home run and two RBIs. Starting Pitcher Jon Lester recorded eight hits, three walks, five earned and three strikeouts in 5.1 innings of play. Kyle Hendricks (3-4, 4.09 ERA, 34 Ks) will take on the mound for his eighth start this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 9/2/2020

Pittsburgh lost six of their last 10 match-ups, and lost the last game against the Cubs (7-8). SP Chad Kuhl posted six hits, two walks, three earned and three strikeouts in playing 4.0 innings. The Pirates will be sending Derek Holland (1-2, 7.62 ERA, 31 Ks) to the pitcher’s rubber to start this contest. Holland marked a 79-80 record with a 4.60 ERA and 1176 strikeouts in 1404.0 innings overall.

The Cubs reported 7 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitcher Tyler Chatwood (elbow), Relief Pitcher James Norwood (shoulder), Andrew Chafin (finger) and Brad Wieck (hamstring), with Second Baseman Daniel Descalso (ankle), Third Baseman Kris Bryant (finger), and Right Fielder Steven Souza (hamstring) will be staying in the player’s pit for this game. The Pirates posted 12 key players injured in their line-up. Starting Pitchers Joe Musgrove (triceps), Mitch Keller (oblique), Chris Archer (shoulder) and Jameson Taillon (elbow), with Relief Pitchers Keone Kela (forearm), Yacksel Rios (shoulder), Clay Holmes (forearm), Michael Feliz (forearm) and Nick Burdi (elbow) will not be taking the mound for this contest. Catcher Luke Maile (finger), Third Baseman Phillip Evans (jaw), and Right Fielder Kevin Kramer (hip) will not be on the field today.

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this contest is Chicago Cubs -205. The Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 outings against Pittsburgh. The totals went OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 contests on the road. The Chicago Cubs are 6-3 SU in their last 9 match-ups against an opponent in the National League. The Pirates are 1-4 SU in their last 5 outings, and the totals went OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 10 games against the Cubs. The totals went OVER in 4 of the Pirates’ last 5 assignments against an opponent in the National League. The prediction, the Chicago Cubs will win -205 to a score of 9-5.

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/2/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET

Location: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Wednesday, September 02, 2020

TV: MARQ, ATPT

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -205

MLB Totals: 9.5

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