Saturday's game at PNC Park has the Chicago Cubs (67-61) going head to head against the Pittsburgh Pirates (58-71) at 7:15 PM ET (on August 26). Our computer prediction projects a close 5-4 win for the Cubs, so it should be a competitive matchup.

The probable pitchers are Jordan Wicks for the Cubs and Colin Selby (1-0) for the Pirates.

Cubs vs. Pirates Game Info & Odds

  • When: Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 7:15 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • How to Watch on TV: FOX
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on Fubo!

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Cubs vs. Pirates Score Prediction

Our pick for this game is Cubs 5, Pirates 4.

Total Prediction for Cubs vs. Pirates

  • Total Prediction: Under 9.5 runs

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Cubs Performance Insights

  • In nine games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, the Cubs have a record of 5-4.
  • In its last 10 games with a total, Chicago and its opponents have combined to hit the over five times.
  • The Cubs have not played a game with a spread over their last 10 outings.
  • This season, the Cubs have won 37 out of the 64 games, or 57.8%, in which they've been favored.
  • This season Chicago has won 26 of its 40 games, or 65%, when favored by at least -130 on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 56.5% chance of a victory for the Cubs.
  • Chicago has scored the fifth-most runs in the majors this season with 642.
  • The Cubs' 4.23 team ERA ranks 16th across all league pitching staffs.

Pirates Performance Insights

  • In nine games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, the Pirates have posted a mark of 4-5.
  • In its last 10 games with an over/under, Pittsburgh and its opponents have combined to eclipse the total six times.
  • The Pirates' previous 10 games have not had a spread set by bookmakers.
  • The Pirates have been underdogs in 103 games this season and have come away with the win 43 times (41.7%) in those contests.
  • Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 35-39 when favored by +110 or worse by sportsbooks this year.
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies the Pirates have a 47.6% chance of walking away with the win.
  • The offense for Pittsburgh is the No. 24 offense in baseball, scoring 4.2 runs per game (540 total runs).
  • Pirates pitchers have a combined ERA of 4.51 ERA this year, which ranks 20th in MLB.

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Cubs Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 21 @ Tigers W 7-6 Javier Assad vs Alex Faedo
August 22 @ Tigers L 8-6 Drew Smyly vs Reese Olson
August 23 @ Tigers W 6-4 Jameson Taillon vs Tarik Skubal
August 24 @ Pirates W 5-4 Justin Steele vs Rob Zastryzny
August 25 @ Pirates L 2-1 Kyle Hendricks vs Mitch Keller
August 26 @ Pirates - Jordan Wicks vs Colin Selby
August 27 @ Pirates - Javier Assad vs Bailey Falter
August 28 Brewers - Jameson Taillon vs Wade Miley
August 29 Brewers - Justin Steele vs Corbin Burnes
August 30 Brewers - Kyle Hendricks vs Brandon Woodruff
September 1 @ Reds - Javier Assad vs Brett Kennedy

Pirates Schedule

Date Opponent Score Pitching Matchup
August 21 Cardinals W 11-1 Thomas Hatch vs Drew Rom
August 22 Cardinals W 6-3 Johan Oviedo vs Adam Wainwright
August 23 Cardinals L 6-4 Luis Ortiz vs Zack Thompson
August 24 Cubs L 5-4 Rob Zastryzny vs Justin Steele
August 25 Cubs W 2-1 Mitch Keller vs Kyle Hendricks
August 26 Cubs - Colin Selby vs Jordan Wicks
August 27 Cubs - Bailey Falter vs Javier Assad
August 28 @ Royals - Johan Oviedo vs TBA
August 29 @ Royals - Luis Ortiz vs Cole Ragans
August 30 @ Royals - Mitch Keller vs Brady Singer
September 1 @ Cardinals - TBA vs Dakota Hudson