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Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

The Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates will meet on the field at PNC Park on Tuesday in a battle of division rivals.

Righthander Matt Garza will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Garza is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

It'll be Wandy Rodriguez toeing the rubber for the Pirates in this contest. Lefthander Rodriguez is 4-2 with a 3.25 ERA so far this season.

The Cubs were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Mets. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +135 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Pirates were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Astros. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -173 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Chicago: 18-25 SU
Pittsburgh: 26-18 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing NY Mets are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Houston are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Chi Cubs's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Chi Cubs's last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, May 22