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|Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates|
If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Thursday when the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates meet at PNC Park.
Jason Hammel will be the starting pitcher for the Cubs on this day. Righthander Hammel is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 ERA.
The Pirates will counter Hammel with Wandy Rodriguez. Lefthander Rodriguez has a 0.00 ERA to go along with a 0-0 record this season.Chicago lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Pirates on April 2. Bettors who backed the Pirates at -154 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Current streak:
Chicago has lost 2 straight games.
Pittsburgh has won 2 straight games.
Chicago: 0-2 SU
Pittsburgh: 2-0 SU
Chicago most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Philadelphia are 3-7
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Pittsburgh most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing St. Louis are 5-5
After playing Chi Cubs are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
A few trends to consider:
Chi Cubs home to Philadelphia, Friday, April 4
Pittsburgh home to St. Louis, Friday, April 4