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Sep 3, 1:05 PM | GrassWrigley Field

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Odds

63-75TEAM RECORD59-79

Wrigley Field hosts an MLB battle between the Chicago Cubs and the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

Casey Coleman gets the call for the Chicago Cubs and he will try to build on a 2-7 mark. In the other dugout, Ross Ohlendorf brings a 0-1 ledger to the game for the Pirates as he tries to quiet the Cubs bats.

View Pittsburgh vs Chi Cubs Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 16-rated Pirates taking on the National League's No. 10-rated Cubs in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Chicago has the National League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Pirates average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the National League list.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the National League's No. 6-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. Chicago, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 in the National League at home, scoring 4 runs per game.

The Pirates were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Cubs. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. Pittsburgh rolled to a 3-1 win against Chicago on Friday, as Brian Burres and the Pirates' bats led the team to victory at Wrigley Field.

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a win are 1-9

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Pirates at Cubs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pittsburgh's last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games at home
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Chi Cubs, Sunday, September 4

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