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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 9/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

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An NL Central battle between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs takes place at the Wrigley Field on Thursday night.  This will be the first installment in a four-game series.  The Cubs are sitting in fourth-place at 58-75 while the Pirates are in last place at 48-84.  

 

The Pittsburgh Pirates are coming into this series with a doubleheader loss from the White Sox.  They dropped both games at 4-2 and 6-3.  Before that, the Pirates split their four-game series against the Cardinals where they won the first game at 11-7, lost the next two games at 4-2 and 13-0, but bounced back to win the series finale at 4-3.  Pittsburgh’s offense continued to struggle, ranking 27th in batting at .233 and last in MLB with 472 runs scored.  Pittsburgh posted a team ERA of 5.04 which is ranked 28th and allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .256 which is ranked 24th.   Pitching for the Pirates on Wednesday is Mitch Keller.  The right-hand pitcher is 4-10 with a 6.75 ERA and struck out 68 batters this season.  

 

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates are 1-5 SU in its last 6 matches against the Chicago Cubs.
  • Pittsburgh is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road against the Chicago Cubs.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games against an opponent in the NL.

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Predictions 9/2/2021

 

The Chicago Cubs are enjoying a two-game winning streak courtesy of their doubleheader battle against the Twins.  They won their first game at 3-1 and shut out the Twins in the finale at 3-0.  Before the Twins, the Cubs met the White Sox and dropped the first game in a high-scoring game at 17-13, shut out the White Sox at 7-0 in game 2 but lost by 12 runs in game 3 at 13-1.  The Cubs are struggling at the plate posting a .230 batting average which is ranked 28th, and 562 runs scored which improved to 21st in MLB.  The Cubs’ ERA dropped to 25th at 4.72 and they posted a whip of 1.39 which dropped to 26th in MLB.  Chicago allowed their opponents to bat at an average of .253 which is 22nd in the league.  For Monday’s matchup, the Cubs are sending Keegan Thompson to the mound.  The right-hander is 3-3 with an ERA of 3.09 and struck out 45 batters this year. 

 

  • The Chicago Cubs are 2-14 SU in its last 16 games at home.
  • The Cubs are 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home against Pittsburgh.
  • The total went UNDER in 13 of the Chicago Cubs’ last 17 games against Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs. The MLB pick for this game goes to the Chicago Cubs.  The Cubs have been struggling at home posting a 2-14 record.  However, Chicago manages to win at home against the Pirates, posting a 14-2 record.  Taking the game at home is the Chicago Cubs.  The final score Prediction is 5-3.  

 

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs 9/2/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 8:05 PM ET

 

Location: Wrigley Field, Chicago

 

Date: Thursday, September 2, 2021

 

TV: Marquee Sports

 

MLB Odds: Chicago Cubs -125

 

MLB Totals: 8.5

 

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