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MLB betting line favors Pirates over Cubs

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Sep 13, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

62-84TEAM RECORD85-61

MLB wagering interest swings to the Pittsburgh vs Chicago battle on Friday at PNC Park as the Pirates try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Pirates will turn to Charlie Morton and his 7-4 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Cubs send Jake Arrieta (3-4) to the hill.

View Chi Cubs vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Chicago before the first pitch in this match found them as +-174-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 8 earlier at TopBet.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 8 in the National League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cubs sit at a National League No. 10 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 10 ranking for hits in the National League at 8.4 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

Chicago brings the National League's No. 9-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Pirates' league No. 3-ranked defense.

Last time out for Chicago, they were a 3-1 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -172 were rewarded, while the 4 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Chicago didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Pittsburgh on Thursday at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

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

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

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Saturday, September 14

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