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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs

A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday when they battle the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

The Pirates will give the ball to starter Jeff Locke in this one. Lefthander Locke is 5-1 this season with a 2.45 ERA.

Starting this game for the Cubs will be Edwin Jackson. The righthander has a 6.29 ERA to go along with a 1-8 record this season.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-2 winner as they battled the Cubs on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -101 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Pittsburgh: 37-25 SU
Chicago: 24-35 SU

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Cincinnati are 1-9
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing on the road against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Chi Cubs's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 11 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Chi Cubs's last 19 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to San Francisco, Tuesday, June 11
Chi Cubs home to Cincinnati, Monday, June 10