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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 Monday.

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

The Pirates will counter Samardzija with Francisco Liriano. Lefthander Liriano has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.

In their last action, Chicago was a 4-0 loser on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on St. Louis at -150 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 6-1 result against the Cardinals on October 9. Bettors who backed the Cardinals at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Chicago: 0-0 SU
Pittsburgh: 0-0 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing St. Louis are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

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

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Wednesday, April 2