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Cubs open as moneyline underdog vs Pirates


Chicago Cubs

Pittsburgh Pirates
0-1 April 02, 2014, 07:05 PM | PNC Park 1-0



The Pittsburgh Pirates look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Cubs arrive at PNC Park on Wednesday.

It's a pitching duel between Charlie Morton for the Pirates (0-0 on the year) and Edwin Jackson for Chicago (0-0 so far). View Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds and Stats.

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -161 for the Pirates in this one over at TopBet. The over under number was sitting near 7 at 5Dimes.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 10 and the Cubs sitting at No. 26.

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The Cubs were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors. Chicago lost a tight one on Monday, seeing the game get away from them in extra innings and falling by a 1-0 score against Pittsburgh at PNC Park.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pittsburgh has baseball's No. 25-rated offensive output, at 6 hits per game. The Cubs average 6 hits per game, good for No. 24 on the list.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 1 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

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


Next up:
Chicago at Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 3rd

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