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MLB BASEBALL

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.

The Cubs will give the ball to starter Edwin Jackson in this one. Righthander Jackson is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.

Meanwhile, it'll be Charlie Morton who starts for the Pirates. Righthander Morton is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

The Cubs were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Pirates. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Team records:
Chicago: 0-1 SU
Pittsburgh: 1-0 SU

Chicago most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7

Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Chi Cubs are 6-4
After playing Chi Cubs are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chi Cubs's last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Chi Cubs's last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Chi Cubs's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Chi Cubs's last 16 games
Pittsburgh is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games when playing at home against Chi Cubs
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing Chi Cubs

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Chi Cubs, Thursday, April 3