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|Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates|
If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Wednesday when the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
Righthander Jeff Samardzija will take the mound for the Cubs to start this game. Samardzija is 2-5 this season with a 3.49 ERA.
Starting this game for the Pirates will be Francisco Liriano. The lefthander has a 1.64 ERA to go along with a 2-0 record this season.Last time out for Chicago, they were a 5-4 loser as they battled the Pirates on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Pirates at -150 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Chicago: 18-26 SU
Pittsburgh: 27-18 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 1-9
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After playing Chi Cubs are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, May 23