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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Betting Matchup Report

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July 9, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at PNC Park on Saturday as host Pittsburgh battles the Chicago Cubs in baseball odds action.

Kevin Correia gets the call for the Pittsburgh Pirates and he will try to build on a 11-6 mark. In the other dugout, Ryan Dempster brings a 5-6 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 -130 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Pirates sit at No. 12 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:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Cubs rank No. 2 in the National League at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with Pittsburgh’s No. 13 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Chicago features the National League's No. 16-rated defense on the road, allowing 5.2 runs per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the National League at home, scoring 3.5 runs per game.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 7-4 result against the Pirates on July 8. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Cubs endured a 7-4 loss at the hands of the Pirates on Friday, with Rodrigo Lopez throwing 6 innings of 8-hit ball at PNC Park.

Chicago Cubs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

A few Cubs at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Chi Cubs' last 18 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Pittsburgh, Sunday, July 10

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