Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/21/20 MLB Picks and Prediction

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates - 9/21/20 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Cubs (31-21) at Pittsburgh Pirates (15-38)

MLB Baseball: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 7:05 pm (PNC Park)

Jon Lester (2-2) (4.91) vs. JT Brubaker (1-2) (4.79)

The Line: Pittsburgh Pirates +140 / Chicago Cubs -160 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates face off on Monday in a National League Central showdown at PNC Park. The Cubs have won five of the six games played between these two teams. 

The Cubs are in first place in the National League Central but coming into this game they have lost two of the last three games against the Minnesota Twins. The Cubs played the three game series against the Twins and they only managed to score two runs total and on Sunday they were shutout. The Cubs only managed four hits on Sunday. Ian Happ has been the best offensive player for the Cubs hitting 12 home runs and driving in 28 RBI’s. 

On the other side of this matchup is the Pittsburgh Pirates who are struggling having lost four games in a row and the offense hasn’t been living up to standards. On Sunday, the Pirates only scored one run and had two hits. The Pirates want to finish their season strong and if they want to do that, they need to get the offense going. 

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Jon Lester is going to get the start for the Cubs and he has a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.91.

JT Brubaker is going to get the start for the Pirates and coming into this game he sits with a 1-2 record and an ERA of 4.79. In Brubaker's last game against the Reds he went 5.1 innings giving up five hits and one run. 

The Cubs are 9-1 in their last ten games played on Monday. The under is 11-4-1 in the Cubs last 16 games played on grass. The over is 19-6-1 in the Pirates last 26 games played on Monday. The Pirates are 15-39 in their last 54 games on grass. The under is 6-2-1 in the Pirates last nine home games. 

These are two offenses who have struggled and that is going to continue in this game. Look for both teams to struggle to score in this game and that is going to keep this game low scoring. Back the under to cash.

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