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April 4, 12:35 PM | GrassPNC Park

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Chicago on Thursday, with the host Pirates trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Pirates will turn to James McDonald and his 0-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Travis Wood (0-0) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh 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 7.5.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 13 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 15 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 14 in the National League at 4 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 12 ranking in that category.

Comparing defensive stats, Chicago owns the National League's No. 9-rated road mark, allowing 2 runs per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 8 in scoring at home.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Pirates on April 3. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Chicago didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Wandy Rodriguez in a losing cause, 3-0, against Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few Cubs at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs' last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs' last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Atlanta, Friday, April 5
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, Friday, April 5

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