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Pittsburgh Pirates vs Chicago Cubs Preview

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Aug 3, 7:05 PM | GrassPNC Park

Chicago Cubs vs Pittsburgh Pirates Odds

45-65TEAM RECORD54-54

Chicago pays a visit to Pittsburgh on Wednesday, hoping to shut down the Pirates bats in baseball action at PNC Park.

Matt Garza gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Cubs on this day; he's 4-8 on the season. The Pirates, meanwhile, will counter with Charlie Morton, who will be looking to improve on his 8-6 mark.

View Chi Cubs vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates were listed as -105 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 13 in the National League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Cubs, who rate a National League No. 11 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pittsburgh's National League No. 12-ranked scoring average of 3.8 runs per game, against a Cubs offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Pirates have averaged 8.2 hits per game to date this season, less than the Cubs hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).

Pittsburgh owns the National League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.9 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Chicago's National League No. 16-rated defense.

The Cubs were a 11-6 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (17) was good news for OVER bettors. The Cubs enjoyed a 11-6 victory at the expense of the Pirates on Tuesday, with Randy Wells throwing 6 innings of 5-hit ball at PNC Park.

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

Pittsburgh Pirates Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cubs at Pirates trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chi Cubs' last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games at home

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

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