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Aug 2, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

44-65TEAM RECORD54-53

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Cubs invade PNC Park on Tuesday.

The Pirates will rely on Kevin Correia to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Randy Wells will be his counterpart for the Cubs. Kevin Correia is 12-8 this season, and Randy Wells is 2-4.

View Chi Cubs vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Pirates in this one will find them as -155 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 13 in the National League and the Cubs at No. 11 in the National League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.2 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 5 in the same category at 8.9 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-3 winner as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Cubs at +124 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Chicago rolled to a 5-3 win against Pittsburgh on Monday, as Carlos Zambrano and the Cubs' bats led the team to victory at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cubs at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Wednesday, August 3

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