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April 3, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting Chicago duelling Pittsburgh on Wednesday at PNC Park.

Wandy Rodriguez gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 0-0 mark. In the other dugout, Edwin Jackson brings a 0-0 ledger to the game for the Cubs as he tries to quiet the Pirates bats.

View Chi Cubs vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as -125 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 7.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the National League's No. 15-rated Cubs taking on the National League's No. 13-rated Pirates in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, Pittsburgh owns the No. 13 ranking for hits in the National League at 3 per game. By contrast, the Cubs are rated No. 9 in the same category at 6 per game.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 1 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 7 in the National League at home, scoring 1 runs per game.

In their last action, Chicago was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Pirates. Bettors on Chicago at +117 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. The Cubs enjoyed a 3-1 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Monday, with Jeff Samardzija throwing 8 innings of 2-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

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

A few Cubs at Pirates trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
Chi Cubs are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
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 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 4