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|Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates|
A winning streak will be on the line for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday when they battle the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park.
The Cubs will pin their hopes on the pitching of lefthander Chris Rusin in this game. Rusin has a 2-3 record and a 2.89 ERA this season.
Rusin's opponent in this one will be Jeff Locke. The Pirates lefthander has a 3.23 ERA to go along with a 9-5 record this season.Chicago lost its last outing, a 6-0 result against the Reds on September 11. Bettors who backed the Reds at -181 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Pittsburgh was a 7-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Rangers. They won as +122 underdogs, while the total score of 12 made winners of OVER bettors. Current streak:
Pittsburgh has won 3 straight games.
Chicago: 62-83 SU
Pittsburgh: 84-61 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Cincinnati are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Chi Cubs are 7-3
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a win are 5-5
A few trends to consider:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Friday, September 13