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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will play the first game of their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs in Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, on Friday, May 7, 2021, at 2:20 PM (EDT). The Pittsburgh Pirates will try to avenge a 4-2 defeat to the San Diego Padres last time out. In the losing effort, Bryan Reynolds hit a solo home run and Ka’al Tom added an RBI, while Colin Moran went 2 for 4 at the plate. Pittsburgh is 5th at 13-17 in the NL Central Division.

In the losing effort, Adam Frazier, Erik Gonzalez, Jacob Stallings, and Kevin Newman each had a base hit to round out Pittsburgh’s offense. JT Brubaker pitched five innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out seven batters. Duane Underwood Jr. took the loss, falling to 1-1 on the season. Trevor Cahill, who is 1-3 with a 7.40 ERA and 24 strikeouts this season, will start on the mound. Cahill has a 3-2 record against the Cubs throughout his career, with a 4.88 ERA and 26 strikeouts.

  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 matches.

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 6-3 SU in their last 9 matches against the Chicago Cubs.

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches this season.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 5/7/2021

The Chicago Cubs will aim to build on their recent 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jake Marisnick hit a home run and drove in two runs, while Matt Duffy and Javier Baez both had a double and an RBI in the game, with Duffy going 3 for 4 at the plate. In the victory, Anthony Rizzo and Joc Pederson both had an RBI to top off the Cubs’ scoring as a team. The Cubs only had seven hits as a team in victory. Chicago is 3rd at 15-16 in the NL Central Division.

Adbert Alzolay pitched five innings, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out seven batters, not counting in the decision. Alec Mills earned the win in relief, improving to 2-0 on the season. Zach Davies, who is 1-2 with an 8.22 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season, will open. Davies has a 5-6 record against the Pirates throughout his career, with a 5.06 ERA and 50 strikeouts.

  • The total went OVER in 7 of the Chi Cubs’ last 8 matches.

  • The total went UNDER in 9 of the Chi Cubs’ last 11 matches against Pittsburgh.

  • The total went OVER in 4 of the Chi Cubs’ last 5 matches this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game is the Pittsburgh Pirates. Both teams have a strong argument for either side and given how the pitching matchup is shaping up, taking the OVER if a total pops up wouldn’t be bad. However, both starting pitchers struggled this season, but the Pirates have a history of pulling off bigger upsets against teams like San Diego. The Pittsburgh Pirates will win to a predicted score of 5-3.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 5/7/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 2:20 PM (EDT)

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL, USA

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021

TV: ATPT

MLB Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +115

MLB Totals: 7.5

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