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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The fans at PNC Park will be treated to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates when they take their seats on Thursday.

The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Travis Wood in this game. Wood has a 0-0 record and a 0.00 ERA this season.

Starting this game for the Pirates will be James McDonald. The righthander has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

Chicago lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Pirates on April 3. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -135 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Chicago: 1-1 SU
Pittsburgh: 1-1 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing LA Dodgers are 3-7
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games
Chi Cubs are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 8 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 12 games on the road
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 6 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Chi Cubs at Atlanta, Friday, April 5
Pittsburgh at LA Dodgers, Friday, April 5