Pittsburgh Pirates VS Chicago Cubs

MLB Baseball 07:05 PM ET

Saturday

09/21/2020

MARQ, ATPT

Spread: Chicago Cubs -160

Over/Under: 9

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 9/21/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Chicago Cubs will cross paths with the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 7:05 P.M, ET. This is the opening game of this 4-game National League series. They continued their terrible performance this season with a 4-game skid after losing their series against the Cardinals at 4-1. The Cubs also lost their 3-game series against the Twins at 2-1. Chicago ranks 3rd in the National League with a 31-21 record and is 1st in the NL Central Division.

Chicago had a close 1-0 in their 1st game against the Twins but they were decimated in games 2 and 3 as they couldn’t get any offense going. Their final game was won by the Twins at a score of 4-0. Chicago was outhit 10-4 in the game and couldn’t produce any runs at all. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jason Kipnis, and Wilson Contreras all had 1 hit each in the game for Chicago’s offense. Yu Darvish could not get amazing pitching going in this game as he got the loss by allowing 4 earned runs in 6 innings. Ian Happ leads the team this season with 47 hits, 28 RBIs, and 12 homers at .264 BAA. The Cubs are a below-average hitting team with a BAA of .226 which ranks 26th in the league while their bullpen is way better in the 8th spot with a team ERA of 3.94. Jon Lester will start for the Cubs in game 1 of the series. He records 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA and 38 strikeouts this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 9/21/2020

The Pirates opened their series with the Cardinals with a big win, only to lose 4 straight after that. The squad is 1-9 in their last 10 games and have the worst record in the league today. They only had 2 hits in their last game made by Bryan Reynolds and Jose Osuna who had 1 hit each while Colin Moran had 1 RBI for their 1 point in the game. Derek Holland got the loss after allowing 2 earned runs in just 1 inning pitched. Josh Bell leads the Pirates’ offense with 40 hits and 19 RBIs while Colin Moran has 8 homers this season. The Pirates’ bullpen ranks 21st in the league and is allowing 4.98 earned runs per game while their offense is terrible in 28th place in terms of team BAA at .218 while making 190 total runs this season, which is the lowest made by any team. Pittsburgh remains in the basement of the National League with a record of 15-38 and is 5th in the NL Central Division. JT Brubaker will start for the Pirates in game 1. He is now 1-2 with a 4.79 ERA and 36 strikeouts this season.

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates. MLB’s pick for the opening game is the Chicago Cubs -160. Both pitchers have been rocked several times this season with some good games. Chicago still gets the pick since they are fighting for the season while the Pirates are enjoying their time in the 15th spot of the NL for some time now. Pittsburgh is just terrible this season and even with Brubaker’s good record against the Cubs. Chicago is 5-1 in their last 6 games against the Pirates. The Cubs win predicted at 7-2.

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MLB Starting Time: 7:05 P.M, ET

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Date: Monday, September 21, 2020

TV: MARQ, ATPT

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -160

MLB Total: 9

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