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MLB BASEBALL

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs meet at Wrigley Field.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter AJ Burnett in this one. Righthander Burnett is 3-6 this season with a 3.22 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Jeff Samardzija who starts for the Cubs. Righthander Samardzija is 3-6 with a 2.96 ERA so far this season.

Pittsburgh was a 2-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Cubs. They won as -120 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 36-25 SU
Chicago: 24-34 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 18 games at home
Chi Cubs are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Chi Cubs home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, June 9