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Chicago Cubs host Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball action

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May 28, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds

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The Chicago Cubs will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Pirates invade Wrigley Field on Saturday.

For the Cubs, Randy Wells gets the ball, charged with keeping the Pirates hitters off the base paths. He'll face Paul Maholm, 1-7 on the year.

View Pittsburgh vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Chicago opened as -140 moneyline favorites in this baseball match, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers settle on an opening over under number of 999.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the National League No. 7-rated Cubs and the league No. 16-ranked Pirates, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Pirates rank No. 14 in the National League at 7.7 hits per game. That compares with Chicago’s No. 2 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 10-rated road mark, allowing 4.3 runs per game on the highway. Chicago, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.

The Pirates were a 4-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -106 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh got the job done in their last match in a 4-2 victory over Chicago on Friday at Wrigley Field behind starter Kevin Correia.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Pirates at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 15-6 SU in their last 21 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs' last 16 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Sunday, May 29

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