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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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The Chicago Cubs (26-22) will battle the Pittsburgh Pirates (18-30) in the final match of a series at PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh on Thursday, May 27, 2021, at 12:35 PM ET. Chicago took the lead of a series against the Pittsburgh Pirates after winning the first two installments at 4-3 on Tuesday and 4-1 on Wednesday. The Cubs will try to end this series with a sweep on Thursday. In their recent win, Starting Pitcher Trevor Williams gave up 3 hits and one earned run with no walk granted but struck out 7 batters. Second Baseman Eric Sogard led Chicago’s batters with two runs on two hits while 3rd Baseman David Bote contributed one run on one hit with two RBIs in the win. Left Fielder Rafael Ortega posted a one-run score on one hit while 1st Baseman Kris Bryant added 2 RBIs on three hits in the winning effort for the Cubs.

Chicago’s 31-year-old right-hander Kyle Hendricks will take on the starting role in the final match versus the Pirates on Thursday. This season, Hendricks is 4-4 with a 4.74 ERA while striking out 42 batters. In his major league career facing Pittsburgh, the right-handed Hendricks is 6-10 with a 3.36 ERA and struck out 89 batters of the Pirates. Hendricks also won his last two starts for the Cubs as he allowed four runs (2 earned) in pitching for 14.0 innings.

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Predictions 5/27/2021

Over Pittsburgh’s side, the team will try to snap a five-game losing streak and prevent a series sweep versus the Cubs on Thursday. The Pirates scored five runs in their last three games and three or fewer runs in five consecutive outings. Last time out, starter Wil Crowe allowed 5 hits and 3 earned runs with 2 walks granted and struck out only one batter in 1.1 innings pitched. Shortstop Kevin Newman acquired the lone run on two hits for Pittsburgh in the loss. Left Fielder Ben Gamel drove two hits while 3rd Baseman Erik Gonzalez one run with one RBI in the losing effort for the Pirates.

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be sending the 31-year-old righty Tyler Anderson to the bump to start the finale of a series against the Cubs on Thursday. In his starts this season, the right-handed thrower is 3-4 with a 4.73 ERA and struck out 51 batters. In his career playing versus Chicago’s squad, Anderson is 3-2 with a 3.99 ERA while striking out 41 batters of the Cubs. Last time out, righty Anderson had issues in allowing nine runs in pitching for 5.0 innings during a horrible 20-1 road loss against the Atlanta Braves.

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. The MLB Pick for this game is Chicago -132. The Cubs are starting to heat up and they already won three games in a row and eight of their last 10 outings. The Pirates struggled with a five-game losing streak and won only twice in their last 10 contests. These teams are heading in different directions and Chicago is too hot to win this match on the road. The prediction, the Chicago Cubs will win at 8-3.

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Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/27/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 12:35 PM ET

Location: PNC Park Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021

TV: ATPT, MARQ

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -132

MLB Totals: 7.5

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