Cubs vs. Pirates Monday Prediction

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, 7/1/2019 Predictions & Odds

National League Central rivals will meet in Pittsburgh on Monday night when the Pirates host the Cubs at 7:05 p.m. ET. Given the Cubs’ recent struggles, are the Pirates a good value play as a home underdog?

Game Snapshot & Odds

951 Chicago Cubs (-125) at 952 Pittsburgh Pirates (+105); 9.5 runs

Monday, July 1, 2019

7:05 p.m. ET, PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Compare odds and from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our new Baseball Odds & Betting Page.

Public Betting Trends

According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 58% of the betting tickets are on the Cubs to beat the Pirates on the moneyline.

Chicago Cubs Fantasy Spin

Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Reds. Schwarber swatted a fly ball to left field in the seventh inning that cleared the wall for a two-run homer, his 18th homer of the year. The 26-year-old now has 40 RBI and 43 runs scored while hitting primarily from the leadoff spot for the Cubs. His .234 average and .320 on-base percentage don't scream "leadoff hitter," but it's clearly OK with manager Joe Maddon, and fantasy players surely don't mind him hitting atop a good Cubs lineup most days.

Pittsburgh Pirates Fantasy Spin

Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Brewers. Marte had three of the Pirates seven hits on the afternoon, and he scored their only run in the first inning. All three of his hits were singles. In 72 games this year, the 30-year-old has 12 homers and 12 steals with a .276/.319/.465 line. He's been especially good in the past two months, hitting .300 with nine of those homers and nine of those steals since the start of May.

MLB Betting Trends

Chicago

The Cubs are 5-1 in their last six road games when facing an opponent with a losing home record.

Pittsburgh

The Pirates are 4-1 in their last five games when their opponent scores five runs or more in its previous contest.

Prediction:

The Cubs have been dreadful on the road of late, dropping 10 of 13 away from the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. They’re also just 3-9 in their last 12 road games versus a right-handed starter and have dropped four of their last five games after scoring five or more runs in their previous contest. On the other side, the Pirates have won four straight at home, four of five games following a loss and four straight at PNC Park when facing a right-handed starter. They have also been profitable when Trevor Williams starts, going 5-1 in his last six home starts.

Monday MLB Prediction: Pittsburgh Pirates +105

Loading...

MLB Headlines

MLB Predictions & Picks

Thumbnail Rays vs. Dodgers Game 1 Prediction Game 1 of the 2020 World Series takes place tonight at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX as the Dodgers take on the Rays at 8:09 p.m. ET. With Tyler Glasnow set to...
Thumbnail Astros vs. Rays Game 6 Prediction The Astros have rallied back in the ALCS to win a pair of games but they still trail the Rays three games to two and still face elimination on Friday evening when...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 4 Prediction After routing the Braves in Game 3 on Wednesday, will the Dodgers pick up another win and even up their series with Atlanta in Game 4 tonight at 8:08 p.m. ET?...
Thumbnail Rays vs. Astros Game 4 Prediction The Rays will send Tyler Glasnow to the hill look for a sweep tonight of the Astros and advance to the World Series. Listed as a -145 money line favorite, will...
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Braves Game 3 Prediction The Dodgers now find themselves in a 2-0 series hole following their 8-7 loss to the Braves in Game 2 on Tuesday night. Will L.A rebound with a win on Wednesday...