Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates: 4/10/21 MLB Picks and Predictions

Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates: 4/10/21 MLB Picks and Predictions Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates (1-6) vs Chicago Cubs (4-3)

Game Info: Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 6:35 pm (PNC Park)

Mitch Keller (0-1) (9.00) vs Zach Davies (1-0) (3.18)

Betting Odds: Pittsburgh Pirates +145 / Chicago Cubs -157 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates face off Saturday in an MLB showdown at PNC Park in a National League Central showdown.

These two teams faced off on Thursday and it was the Cubs that were able to come away with the 4-2 victory. 

The Cubs had lost two games in a row against the Brewers before winning their game on Thursday against the Pirates. Javier Baez has been the best player for the Cubs hitting two home runs and driving in five RBI’s. Kris Bryant has also two home runs but he has only driven in 3 RBI’s. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Pirates who have lost five games in a row and their offense has been a big issue. Two of the last three games the pitching staff has also given up at least 11 runs and against a strong Cubs offense, the pitching staff is going to need to be better.Erik Gonzales has been the best player for the Pirates hitting one home run and driving in four RBI’s. 

Zach Davies will be on the mound for the Cubs and in his first start against the Pirates and he went 5.2 innings giving up four hits and two runs. 

Mitch Keller will get the start for the Pirates and against the Cubs he went three innings giving up two hits and three runs. 

Cubs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Pittsburgh. Cubs are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. Under is 8-1 in the last 9 meetings. Under is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Pittsburgh. Under is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 games following a win. Under is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 during game 2 of a series. Under is 4-1 in Cubs last 5 games following an off day. Under is 7-2-1 in Pirates last 10 games with the total set at 9.0-10.5. Under is 13-4-4 in Pirates last 21 home games vs. a right-handed starter. Under is 6-2-1 in Pirates last 9 games following a loss.

Points are going to be hard to come by and the under will cash in this game. Look for a pitcher's duel with the under cashing.

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The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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