Pittsburgh at Chi. Cubs MLB Baseball Betting Lines, Odds & Vegas Predictions (09/13/19)

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Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs MLB Matchup

Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs MLB Matchup

Their grip on the second National League wild-card spot is not as comfortable as it once was, and the Chicago Cubs are hoping to regain some of their lead during their final homestand of the season.

Tied with the Milwaukee Brewers, the Cubs return home and host the Pittsburgh Pirates in the opener of a three-game series and 10-game homestand on Friday afternoon.

Chicago (78-68) finished its previous homestand holding a 2 1/2-game lead on the Philadelphia Phillies on Sept. 3. The Cubs also held a five-game lead on Milwaukee after getting a 10-5 victory over the Brewers on Sept. 5 but are 2-5 since.

In that span of seven games, Milwaukee has won seven straight, the New York Mets are 5-2 and Philadelphia is 4-3. That has not only created a deadlock for the second spot, but also pushed those four teams within two games of each other. The Arizona Diamondbacks are 3 1/2 games out after getting swept in a four-game series by the Mets.

Moneyline: Chi. Cubs -195
Spread: Chi. Cubs -1½ (-110)
Total O/U: Over 10½ (-120)

TIME & DATE: 4:05 PM ET, Friday, September 13, 2019

LOCATION: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois

TV CHANNEL: MLB Network, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, NBCS Chicago

PROBABLE PITCHERS: Pirates LH Steven Brault (4-4, 4.13 ERA) vs. Cubs LH Jon Lester (12-10, 4.51)

MLB Betting Stats and Records
Team Record Money Vs LHP Vs RHP
Pittsburgh 65-82 -585.00 14-23 51-59
Chi Cubs 78-68 -575.00 13-18 65-50
Team Fave Dog O/U Diff
Pittsburgh 17-15 48-62 83-57-7 -0.69
Chi Cubs 64-39 13-26 65-73-8 0.55

MLB Prediction: Chi. Cubs -1½ (-110)

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